Politics

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Audit: State ethics panel fraught with problems

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Compared to other states, Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission is fraught with problems, according to a state audit released Tuesday. But that’s because the five-member panel, which isn’t paid, ...


OHV bill rides through committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s taken several years, but lawmakers and local governments struggling with what to do about off-highway vehicles that need to cross roadways have finally reached a compromise, said supporters of a measure that cleared a ...


Democrats try to crack down on tax havens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House want to put a stop to some corporations operating in the state without paying state taxes. Supporters of a measure that won preliminary approval in the House on Monday say those corporations are ...


Ex-CSU official to run for Senate as a Republican

By Gary Harmon

The Iran nuclear deal was the thing that made Jack Graham, an entrepreneur, college and NFL quarterback and athletic director, decide to join the crowded field of Republicans seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Graham, a ...


West Slope lawmakers push for more storage of water on East Slope

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Western Slope lawmaker wants to help folks on the eastern side of the state store more water. Doing so not only would help serve the growing water demands of thirsty Front Range cities, but also take pressure off other areas ...


Panel sets sights on state property sales

By Charles Ashby

The legislative panel that makes recommendations on state capital construction projects is considering introducing a bill into the Colorado Legislature this session to make clear what state agencies can do with property they sell. Under ...


House panel rejects companion pet bill

By Charles Ashby

Guide dogs are allowed just about anywhere, including in homes that don’t normally allow pets. But when disabled people want some other kind of animal as companions, it’s no pets allowed. A bill introduced by Rep. Yeulin Willett, ...


2-person crews may be required on railroads

By Charles Ashby

Railroads would be required to have at least two crew members aboard freight trains when they are traversing the state under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Thursday. While Democrats who introduced the idea said ...


House panel kills measure requiring photo ID to vote

By Charles Ashby

A House committee rejected a measure Wednesday to require Coloradans to show a picture identification card if they are registering to vote immediately before an election. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, who introduced HB1111, said it makes sense ...


Senate OKs bill to reduce number of voter centers

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate gave final approved to a measure Wednesday that would allow county clerks to open fewer vote centers during the first week of early voting. Republican senators who supported the measure, SB74, say there aren’t enough ...


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