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Business likely to be high priority during upcoming legislative session

By Charles Ashby

It remains to be seen what kind of economic development ideas the Colorado Legislature will consider when it convenes the 2010 session this month, but some lawmakers are planning to present a slew of bills they hope will help businesses. That ...


Legislator: ‘I don’t fit’ with Dems

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There wasn’t any one thing that led Rep. Kathleen Curry to make her bombshell decision to leave the Democratic Party this week. Instead, the decision was based on the culmination of five years of constant pressure to vote ...


Wildlife zones could have higher fines, lower speeds

By Staff

Traffic fines would be doubled and nighttime speed limits lowered in designated wildlife crossing zones under a draft version of a bill state Rep. Kathleen Curry plans to introduce in next year’s legislative session. “We’re ...


Court to weigh whether CDOT gains mineral rights during condemnations

By Staff

Colorado’s Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Colorado Department of Transportation is authorized to acquire mineral rights beneath condemned lands. The case involves oil and gas beneath about 70 acres the state acquired ...


Poll shows McInnis leads Ritter in race

By Staff

A new Rasmussen Reports poll Monday showed former Republican congressman Scott McInnis leading Gov. Bill Ritter 48 percent to 40 percent to be Colorado’s next governor. A telephone survey of 500 likely voters conducted Thursday showed ...


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Bill’s passage trumps job, senator says

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A vow by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., that he would vote for a health care package even if he had powerful reason to believe it would doom his election bid is drawing fire from at least one opponent. Bennet answered “Yes” when ...


State friendly to business; lags in training, study says

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Low education funding and a discrepancy between the health of Coloradans and what they pay for health insurance may hold Colorado back from economic development in the future, according to a report released Tuesday by the Metro Denver Economic ...


Money woes place state in 11th spot

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Colorado isn’t in the top 10 states in “fiscal peril,” according to a new report from Pew Center on the States. It’s number 11. Along with Georgia and Kentucky, the Pew Center found that Colorado is worse off than 37 ...


Ritter appointee’s job is to cut permit lag time

By Dennis Webb

The man who sums up his job as finding jobs for other Coloradans is working with state regulators and the industry to try to reduce permitting times for oil and gas operations. Don Marostica, a former state lawmaker who was appointed to his ...


BLM considers geothermal leasing in Colorado

By Dennis Webb

Rico town council member Matt Downer remembers his excitement when he saw a map showing that his town might sit on top of some of the state’s hottest geothermal resources. “This could really be awesome for the town and for the ...


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