Colorado State House of Representatives

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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 23, 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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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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Bill encourages mental health support for law officers

DENVER – Legislators took a step Tuesday toward supporting police officers who suffer from stress-related illnesses and giving them the tools to assist the mentally ill. The state House Judiciary...

DATE: March 16, 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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Denver lawmakers mull ending co-op marijuana grows

DENVER – Colorado may ban collective marijuana growing under a bill that calls some patient-owned marijuana grows a “public nuisance.” A bill up for its first hearing in a House committee Monday...

DATE: March 7, 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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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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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

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Colorado bill allows car break-ins to rescue animals, people

DENVER – A bill that would allow immunity from civil and criminal charges for individuals who forcibly enter a vehicle to provide emergency aid to animals and humans passed unanimously Thursday in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Amateur winemakers may soon be allowed to compete under Colorado bill

DENVER – Budding oenologists have some friends at the state Capitol who want to level the playing field with other practitioners of zymology. Or in English, amateur winemakers might have...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Colorado Senate, House hear hemp, transportation bills

DENVER – Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives shot back Thursday after House Speaker Crisanta Duran said a day earlier that revenue-neutral proposals were not the answer to the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture