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Bill would extend whistleblower protections to local government workers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Cities, counties and school districts would be subject to the same whistleblower laws that apply to state workers under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Wednesday. The measure, HB1078, mandates that ...

Bill would strengthen rules 
on school board candidates

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Candidates for school boards across the state would have more stringent rules when it comes to filing their campaign finance reports under a proposed measure. Under current law, such candidates are required to file reports ...

‘Totaled’ car 
bill argued
 in the House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Vehicles that were once deemed totaled by an insurance company but kept on the roads by their owners would see their car titles labeled as such under a bill that won preliminary approval in the House on Tuesday. While the ...

Bill would allow students to take medical pot on school grounds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Students who are using medical marijuana would be allowed to use it on school grounds under a bill that won approval in a House committee Monday. The measure, HB1373, doesn’t exactly make mandatory a permissive law that ...

Ex-state senator to run for Congress

By Gary Harmon

Gail Schwartz, a former Colorado state senator, jumped into the race for the 3rd Congressional District, where she will take on two other Democrats before a general election battle. Schwartz’ entry in the case makes it a three-person ...

Bill would end threat of jail for unpaid fines

By Charles Ashby

Municipal courts no longer would be able to put people in jail for failure to pay fines imposed on them by those same courts under a bill approved in the Colorado House on Friday. State lawmakers had thought they addressed that issue about ...

Pharmacy choice bill gets preliminary nod

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If you like your pharmacist, you can keep your pharmacist under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Thursday. While some lawmakers said the measure interferes with private insurance contracts, others ...

Battle heats up over air quality funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper thinks the battle over whether the state is working on its own version of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan is ridiculous. It doesn’t matter what the federal government does or ...

West Slope lawmakers behind mine cleanup bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state saw some progress on efforts to deal with abandoned mines Wednesday, including one that resulted in a massive wastewater spill in southwest Colorado. In the Colorado Legislature, a House panel approved a bipartisan ...

Hotchkiss: No pot

By Staff

Hotchkiss: No pot Voters in Hotchkiss declined Tuesday to join other municipalities across the state in allowing marijuana stores and marijuana-related businesses into town. They rejected two ballot measures that would have allowed ...

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