Colorado state government

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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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Colorado lawmakers recognize contributions of Ute tribes

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers welcomed special guests from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes to the capitol Thursday with the passage of a resolution recognizing their unique cultures and...

DATE: March 23, 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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$700M revenue shortfall looms as Colorado budget talks begin

DENVER – New revenue forecasts for the 2017-18 fiscal year released Friday brought good news: Colorado’s economy is growing,and its unemployment rate continues to drop. And bad news: There is a...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Transportation bill calls for state sales tax increase

The long-awaited transportation infrastructure funding bill that was introduced Wednesday night calls for a state sales tax increase. House Bill 1242, which uses a mix of existing revenue and a...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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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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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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. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Water is top priority for Coram, Catlin

Speaking to an agriculture group this month in Cortez, state legislators Don Coram and Marc Catlin said they’re prepared to help farmers and ranchers from Colorado’s Capitol.“The basis of this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Colorado abortion bill hearings wrap up after midnight

DENVER – A marathon hearing by the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on abortion bills concluded in the opening minutes of Friday morning. And after hours of impassioned...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Parents may gain time for a child’s academic activities

DENVER – Colorado’s working parents may have an increased opportunity to attend academic activities for their children in the K-12 system. House Bill 1001 would reintroduce a portion of the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado lawmakers ask Congress to fix wildfire funding

DENVER – The cost of fire suppression nationwide has nine times exceeded $1.5 billion since 2000, including reaching a high of $2.1 billion in 2015.Colorado state legislators expect the costly...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news