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This Week in the Legislature, April 21, 2014

By Staff

The Colorado Legislature is entering its final weeks of the 2014 session, and lawmakers will be spending time on the floor of the House and Senate and in committee meetings as needed so measures still remaining get their final, or in some ...


Lawmakers to again consider raising threshold for ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State lawmakers will try once again to place a measure onto the ballot to change the way ballot measures get onto the ballot. Rep. Lois Court said she’s hopeful this time Colorado voters will agree that something needs to ...


Governor signs law protecting 
buyers from flood-damaged cars

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a handful of bills into law Friday, including one that is designed to protect car buyers from flood-damaged vehicles. That measure, HB1100, requires that a vehicle be “branded” if it is ...


Fracking study gets House OK

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House approved a controversial bill Thursday that some Republicans believe is designed to give opponents of hydraulic fracturing fodder to ban the practice in the state. But one Republican, Rep. Jared Wright, ...


Senate OKs ban of ‘robocop’ camera ticketing

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House passed a flurry of measures over the past couple of days before taking off Good Friday today, including bills to reform how recall elections are performed and a bill to ban the use of cameras to give tickets ...


Beauprez gets enough signatures to make primary ballot in guv’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though he turned in thousands more signatures than Tom Tancredo to get onto the GOP primary ballot, Bob Beauprez had fewer accepted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday. Still, the former ...


State fruit bill not so peachy at Capitol

By Staff

DENVER—The hopes of having Palisade peaches recognized as Colorado’s state fruit were dashed Wednesday evening when the state House hastily voted to kill a bill that would have done that. It seems at least one non-fruit had a lot ...


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Denver youngster behind peach push

By Charles Ashby

DENVER— Nick Babiak is getting a real lesson in how a bill becomes a law. Nick is the Denver fourth-grader who is the real force behind a seemingly innocuous measure to make the Palisade peach the state’s official fruit. Even ...


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Libertarian joins race for District 54, says he’s an ‘unlikely candidate’

By Charles Ashby

A fourth candidate has jumped into the race to replace Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54. Samuel Kyle Davis, a production assistant at KREX-TV Channel 5, announced his candidacy late Sunday as the Libertarian Party candidate for the ...


This week in the Legislature, April 14, 2014

By Staff

The House and Senate are expected to cast their final votes on the $23 billion state budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. ■ Today: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will consider SB153, which ...


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