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Rowland snubs old running mate to endorse ‘new generation’

By Charles Ashby

Bob Beauprez lost a vote he may have been counting on in his primary bid to be the GOP nominee to run for Colorado governor in November. That happened when former Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, who was Beauprez’s running mate ...

Voting bill lauded as money-saver 
fails to win approval in House panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Voters who prefer more than one candidate in nonpartisan elections might appreciate the idea of a new voting concept called approval voting. Approval voting allows voters to choose more than one candidate in the same race, ...

Health exchange repeal fails

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The GOP legislator who helped establish Colorado’s part of Obamacare defended the state’s health care exchange Tuesday. Rep. Amy Stephens told fellow Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Janak Joshi that his bill to ...

Delta firm helped by rural-economy funding in bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Delta company was among those that benefited from a new state program designed to help boost economic development in rural parts of the state. And thanks to added funding for the state’s newly created Rural Economic ...

Lawmakers spar over how best to bully bullies

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers didn’t disagree that cyberbullying has been a major problem for the state’s youth, or that a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday should become law. But there was strenuous ...

Budget writers await final fiscal forecast

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature reached the middle point of the 2014 session on Saturday, but lawmakers haven’t yet done the only thing the law requires of them, pass a state budget for the coming fiscal year. That’s the ...

One of 2 competing bills advances on sexual assault against children

By Charles Ashby

Will the real Jessica’s Law please stand up. Earlier this week, a House committee debated two bills that were called “Jessica’s Law,” a measure first approved in Florida in 2005 in response to the brutal rape and ...


A crowded field, 8 years on, for Beauprez

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bob Beauprez says he plans to do things a lot differently this time around. The former Front Range congressmen who made a failed bid for Colorado governor in 2006 is trying again to win that job, but this time he must navigate ...

School officials
 not happy with education funding bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While it’s all very nice that state lawmakers want to increase funding to K-12 education, don’t do it with strings attached, school superintendents told the House Education Committee on Monday. That was the ...

This Week in the Lege, March 3, 2014

By Staff

The Colorado House will hear a slew of measures this week, some of which have wide bipartisan support and at least one is expected to generate some partisan squabbling. ■ Today: The House Education Committee will hear HB1292, the ...

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