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Ritter to cut $50M more to balance ‘09-‘10 budget

By Charles Ashby

The same day Gov. Bill Ritter announced more cuts in state services, a legislative panel considered a flurry of bills that would eliminate or suspend several tax exemptions. Ritter said Wednesday another projected decrease in tax revenue and ...

State political figures react to Obama speech along party lines

By Charles Ashby

A strong State of the Union address is what President Barack Obama needed to refocus his administration and his party’s faltering image, but only time will tell if leaders from both sides of the aisle were listening, some observers ...

Pot bill would require doctor, patient to have continual relationship

By Charles Ashby

A bill to ensure physicians actually have a doctor-patient relationship with patients before authorizing the use of medical marijuana cleared a Senate committee Wednesday. More than 100 people packed a Senate committee room to tell lawmakers ...

Public workers may soon face benefits change

By Charles Ashby

Teachers and government workers would have to pay more into their retirement accounts under a bill that won approval Tuesday in a Senate committee. The measure, jointly sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, and Senate ...

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Miner portraits

By William Woody

Striking portraits of Oxbow miners, captured by William Woody’s lens.  ...

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Senate candidate Norton sounds budget-cutting theme

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Nothing is off the table when it comes to cutting federal spending, former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton said during a campaign stop Saturday in Grand Junction. Speaking to about 130 people at Two Rivers Winery on the Redlands, Norton said ...

Party upsets in store in fall for Colorado?

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Last week’s election of a Republican in the Democrat-dominated state of Massachusetts could be mirrored in Colorado this fall if the Democratic party isn’t careful, people from both major parties say. But how ...

High court overturns ban on corporate political spending

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A U.S. Supreme Court decision has turned the nation’s campaign finance laws upside down. In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the high court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that free speech laws prohibit ...

Medical marijuana group believes Colorado could lead plant research

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Colorado could lead the way in developing a variety of strains of marijuana and tapping into its medicinal benefits through reasonable regulations of the proliferating industry, the head of a coalition of medical marijuana supporters ...

Bill would give tax break to the poor

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Low-income Coloradans would be first to get a state tax break when there are surplus revenues to hand out under a bill approved in a House committee Wednesday. Though lawmakers agreed there isn’t likely to be a revenue ...

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