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71st General Assembly: Legislative session touted as most production in years

The 71st session of the Colorado General Assembly moved the state forward on a variety of fronts, to a degree not seen in previous years, thanks to a willingness to compromise by both parties, and...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Letter calls for ethics investigation of Sen. Don Coram

DENVER – State Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is getting some heat for a bill he carried during the 2017 legislative session because of a perceived conflict of interest. Senate Bill 117, which...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to sign the industrial hemp bill at noon Sunday at Cortez City Hall. Attendance is open to the public, though space is limited. Hickenlooper also plans to sign...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to prevent federal violations of Colorado constitutional rights dies

DENVER – A measure to protect Coloradans from federal overreach was unexpectedly killed Monday at the request of the bill sponsor. House Bill 1331, which would prohibit state agencies from...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP kills Trump inspired tax return disclosure bill

DENVER – A Democratic-backed effort to force presidential candidate to disclose their tax returns met its end Monday in a GOP-held committee. House Bill 1328, which would have made the disclosure...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Transportation bill dies as Dems, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 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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State budget proposal cuts youth surveys on drugs, sex

DENVER – Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hospital Provider Fee bill killed in favor of new effort at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – The Hospital Provider Fee debate was all set to be renewed at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, but abruptly came crashing to a halt. Senate Bill 57 would have done away with the...

DATE: March 22, 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