Position: Herald Staff Writer

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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER – The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado State Sen. Don Coram’s bill would level fines for ‘rolling coal’

DENVER – One of the simply joys of life in Durango is the ability to hop on a bike and leave the car at home as you make your way through the day. It’s a defining facet of the city and a common...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Measure would encourage water efficiency in new construction

DENVER – Lawmakers are eyeing ways to improve water conservation by encouraging higher standards for new construction. House Bill 1273, which would require the inclusion of measures to conserve...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative roundup: Transportation bill clears the House

DENVER – There were no committee hearings scheduled Friday at the Colorado Legislature, but a number of bills received second and third readings on the floors of the two chambers. Perhaps the most...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tort reform for construction defects unraveling in Denver

DENVER – Attempts to reach a resolution to the construction defects battle and to rejuvenate the condo market in Colorado just hit a major stumbling block. The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance ,...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers weigh in on state’s $28.3 billion budget

DENVER – The state Senate dug in for a marathon session Wednesday night as lawmakers debated the state’s $28.3 billion budget and the 12 “orbital” bills that make it work. Some of these bills...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hospitals could lose $264 million under proposed budget

DENVER – The state’s budget is rounding into form and hospitals appear to be taking the biggest hit. That is because lawmakers working on the budget opted to not collect $264 million from the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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Rural broadband financing bill OK’d by Senate committee

DENVER – A minor victory was scored Thursday for the continued deployment of broadband internet to rural Colorado. House Bill 1174, which would create an exemption allowing local improvement...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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