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Bill would give lottery panel control over its own games

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Lottery Commission would have direct control over itself under a bill approved in the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The measure, SB126, introduced by Sen. Steve King, would take the commission that oversees the ...


Two frontrunners skip GOP debate in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Before telling Republican voters why they should be their party’s nominee to run against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, four GOP governor candidates started out by trashing the two who declined to show. The four ...

Elections measure sent to governor

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House approved an elections bill Monday despite repeated objections from Republicans that it is fraught with errors. Democrats said the measure, HB1164, is needed to modernize elections in special ...

This Week at the Legislature

By Staff

As lawmakers near the middle of the 2014 session, activity will slow a bit this week. Still, there will be a few contentious topics they are expected to deal with.  ■ Today: The House Education Committee will hear a bill by Rep. ...


Lawmaker sees value of Palisade peach as official state fruit

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado already has several state symbols, from the aquamarine as its gemstone to Colorado blue spruce as the state tree. The state also has the Yule Marble as its state rock and the Columbine as the state flower. And soon ...

Bill would let married gays 
file joint Colo. tax returns

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would allow gay couples married in states that allow it to file joint state income tax returns. The sponsors of SB19, all gay and lesbian lawmakers who helped ...


House speaker buys boxes of famous toffee to give to his colleagues

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino plans to raise the white flag in the so-called war on toffee. The Denver Democrat was criticized last week when he lobbed the first volley in that war by repeatedly saying he doesn’t ...

Public input sought on water plan

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to ensure that the public will have input to a proposed statewide water plan cleared a Senate committee Thursday. Though highly rewritten from its original version, SB115 introduced by two Western Slope lawmakers also ...


Attorney to challenge Wright in House race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett is challenging Rep. Jared Wright to be the Republican nominee for House District 54. Willett, who has been practicing at the Grand Junction law firm of Younge & Hockensmith since 1987, ...


Wright tax cut withers on the vine

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Jared Wright didn’t put a lot of effort into trying to get a House committee to pass his bill Wednesday to give tax credits to Coloradans who don’t sign up for health insurance. The Fruita Republican, who ...

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