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

Kids can face tough start

DENVER — The Great Recession has shown no mercy to Colorado children, and Montezuma County youngsters are at even greater risk than the average child in the state.Compared to the rest of the state,...

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

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