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Hospital Provider Fee bill killed in favor of new effort at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – The Hospital Provider Fee debate was all set to be renewed at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, but abruptly came crashing to a halt. Senate Bill 57 would have done away with the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Legislative Round-up: Colorado Trail founder remembered

DENVER – Lawmakers in the Capitol started Monday by remembering the life of Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill and celebrating the fruit of her labor: the Colorado Trail, which spans more than 500 miles and...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers want Colorado ready for driverless vehicles

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers took a step Thursday toward preparing the state for vehicles that will travel the roadways of the future. Senate Bill 213, which would allow automated driving systems in...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Legislature renames Highway 3 to honor Capt. Jeff Kuss

DENVER – The extended family of the late Capt. Jeff Kuss joined state Legislature on Monday for the reading of a resolution honoring him and renaming Colorado Highway 3 after him. House Joint...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Sand Creek resolution OK’d by House, Senate

DENVER – A joint resolution that would allow the installation of an additional sculpture to expand on the Sand Creek massacre near the western steps of the state Capitol was passed Monday...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Measure to boost affordable housing killed in Denver

DENVER – A measure aimed at boosting affordable housing by reforming costly lawsuits against builder died Monday in a Senate Committee on a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 157, , part of a four-bill package...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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State lawmakers advance bill to update sunshine laws

DENVER – The Legislature gave a reserved nod to a bill that would update the format in which open records requests are fulfilled. Senate Bill 40, which would change the Colorado Open Records Act by...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill banning conversion therapy for minors passes state House committee

DENVER – For the third year in a row, a bill that would prohibit the practice of sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors is making its way through the state Legislature. House Bill 1156 was...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Oil and gas tampering bill amendment eases Democrat’s concerns

DENVER – A bill that would increase penalties for tampering with oil and gas equipment cleared second reading Monday in the state Senate. The adoption came after an amendment was approved that...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers say pot isn't responsible for opioid crisis

DENVER – When a White House spokesman this week said the Department of Justice likely would step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal, Coloradans took...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to protect gas and oil production killed by Colorado Dems

DENVER – The House Democrats’ “kill committee” lived up to its name again Wednesday when a bill that would protect oil and gas development and mineral rights died on a 6-3 party-line vote. House...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business