Colorado State House of Representatives

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Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education

DENVER – An attempt to institute an education voucher-like program was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 35, which would have provided tax credits for children...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers reach a compromise on construction defects bill

DENVER – Efforts to loosen the construction defects litigation stranglehold on affordable housing in Colorado took a big step forward when a compromise was struck late Tuesday night between...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Bill increasing contraceptive access in Colorado OK’d by committee

DENVER – Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, had a startling revelation for his fellow Senators Wednesday during the committee hearing for a bill increasing women’s access to contraceptive medicines. “I’m...

DATE: April 6, 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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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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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 11, 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