Position: Journal Staff Writer

Hickenlooper unveils efficiency program

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Legislature looks to technology to assist elderly population

DENVER – The state Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met Tuesday to hear about the technological developments that may help Colorado’s growing elderly population age.The presentation covered...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court ruling requires developer’s consent on HOA rule changes

DENVER – Another step was taken in resolving construction defects litigation in Colorado, but there’s dispute over whether that step was forward or backward. At issue is a Monday ruling by the...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital Provider Fee reform signed into law in Colorado

DENVER – The saga of the Hospital Provider Fee came to an end Tuesday in Fowler, a town of just over 1,100 people east of Pueblo, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 267 into law. The...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado law has unaffiliated voters concerned over privacy

DENVER – A pair of organizations which represent independent voters that sought a veto of a bill designed to codify Propositions 107 and 108, which were approved by voters in November, say they’re...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature OKs controversial charter school funding bill

DENVER – The controversial topic of equitable funding for Colorado charter schools was put to rest for the 2017 Legislative session Wednesday with the passage of a bill on the distribution of local...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At session’s end, Legislature touts progress on multiple issues

DENVER – The 2017 legislative session wrapped up Wednesday, and the consensus just hours after adjournment was relayed in an ad hoc mixture of sports metaphors with a sprinkling of culinary ones....

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Last-minute fix for Colorado’s roads fails as session nears end

DENVER – The last-minute attempt to fix Colorado’s crumbling roads suffered a blowout Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 303, which would dedicate 5 percent of sale tax revenue to transportation...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is.House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction defects reform bill clears Senate committee

DENVER – The bipartisan effort to remedy the lack of affordable housing in Colorado continues to move along. House Bill 1279, which would require the informed consent by the majority of owners in a...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business