Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

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

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. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

Measure allowing marijuana clubs in Colorado awaits vote

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers’ quest to navigate the realities of legalized marijuana opened a new chapter Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 63, which would allow clubs where recreational marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Senate passes U.S. citizenship bill for peace officers

DENVER – A measure that will require United States citizenship for Colorado peace officers was debated in the state Senate before being passed by the GOP on 18-17 party-line vote Friday. This bill...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to protect microbreweries receives bipartisan support

DENVER – Microbreweries across Colorado have some friends at the Capitol who showed them some love on Valentine’s Day. Senate Bill 134 would separate the retail and wholesale portions of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Senate panel kills bill seeking to aid rural economies

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities in wading through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House considers extending last call for alcohol

DENVER – College students on Monday had two different bills in the Colorado General Assembly to pay particular attention to.House Bill 1123, which extend hours when alcoholic beverages could be...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to ease rural broadband rules dies in Senate panel

DENVER – A bill proposing an answer for how to expand broadband access throughout rural Colorado died in the state Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 42 would have removed restrictions on local...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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