House passes immigration

DENVER — Cities and counties that refuse to join a federal immigration database would lose grants from the state under a bill the Colorado House passed Tuesday.House Bill 1140 would force all...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State senate kills gun bill

DENVER — Democratic senators shot down a Republican plan to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit Tuesday.Both sides cast House Bill 1205 as a public safety issue. Gun advocates...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Ranchers may lose water war

DENVER — Lawmakers moved quickly Monday to strengthen the state’s legal defense against Southwest Colorado ranchers who have sued to protect their water rights from gas and oil drilling.House Bill...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado ballot list starts to grow

DENVER — Two proposed initiatives to limit taxes began working their way to the November ballot Friday.The plans by conservative activists, coupled with proposed tax increases that are already in...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Disaster delays uranium

The unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan is likely to delay plans to build a uranium mill in the Paradox Valley by at least a few months, according to an executive at the company that owns the...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Economists report to Capitol

DENVER — Spending is down and revenues are up at the state Capitol — good news for legislators who have to pass a budget for the state next month.But economists warned legislators not to get too...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Parks, wildlife merger draws response

DENVER — Hunters and anglers greeted a proposed merger of the state parks and wildlife divisions with mixed reactions Thursday.Fees from hunting and fishing licenses pay for the Colorado Division...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Senate bill saves daylight

DENVER — Colorado would stay on year-round Daylight Saving Time under a bill a Senate committee passed unanimously Wednesday.Despite the resounding vote for Senate Bill 22, it has little chance of...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Edible pot bill loses steam

DENVER — A proposed ban on edible medical marijuana products has shrunk into a bill that merely suggests rules for packaging of pot brownies.Rep. Cindy Acree, R-Aurora, originally sought a ban on...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Redistricting bill hits back burner Four Corners politicians lose ground on effort to redraw political districts

PUEBLO — A congressional redistricting bill by Four Corners Republicans is on “the backest of back burners” and will not be heard until April, if at all, a Republican leader said Saturday.Rep. J....

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

House passes concussion bill

DENVER — Youth athletes with suspected concussions would need medical approval to return to their sport under a bill the House passed Monday.The Senate has already passed Senate Bill 40. If it...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Legislature hits midpoint

DENVER — With half the annual legislative session over, state leaders’ evaluations of their own success depend on where they sit.The session’s going fine, said Gov. John Hickenlooper.It’s more of...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World