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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

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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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Colorado may hit brakes on tax break for electric vehicles

DENVER – If you are looking to claim the tax credit for purchasing an electrical vehicle you might want to grab your checkbook and head down to a dealership.The Colorado General Assembly is eyeing...

DATE: March 7, 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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Oil and gas tampering bill amendment eases Democrat’s concerns

DENVER – A bill that would increase penalties for tampering with oil and gas equipment cleared second reading Monday in the state Senate. The adoption came after an amendment was approved that...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to speed rural broadband dies in Colorado Senate

DENVER – The second attempt to remedy the issue of broadband access in rural Colorado died Wednesday in a Senate committee.Senate Bill 81, which would have changed definitions in previous...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado bill aims to protect drilling sites from vandals

DENVER – A measure that would augment penalties on vandals of oil- and gas-production equipment cleared a Senate committee 6-5 with Republicans in support. The bill comes as a response to increased...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado Senate debates Second Amendment bill

DENVER – The Republican-controlled state Senate on Thursday hosted another debate about expanding Second Amendment rights. Previous debates focused on magazine capacity and training of school...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to protect microbreweries receives bipartisan support

DENVER – Microbreweries across Colorado have some friends at the Capitol who showed them some love on Valentine’s Day. Senate Bill 134 would separate the retail and wholesale portions of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado Senate panel kills bill seeking to aid rural economies

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities in wading through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to ease rural broadband rules dies in Senate panel

DENVER – A bill proposing an answer for how to expand broadband access throughout rural Colorado died in the state Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 42 would have removed restrictions on local...

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