Politics

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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 ...


Ex-senator to run for former seat

By Charles Ashby

Al White, the former director of the Colorado Tourism Office and a former Republican state senator, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for his old seat in the Colorado Legislature, but this time as an independent. White, who lives in ...


GOP maneuver keeps party from making pick for president

By Charles Ashby

Blame the Republican National Committee for why Colorado Republicans aren’t picking a presidential candidate in this year’s GOP caucuses. That’s because at the last national convention, Republican delegates voted to require ...


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Colorado Dems support Sanders

By Charles Ashby

Bernie Sanders won a big victory in Democratic caucuses in Colorado on Tuesday, but both he and Hillary Clinton still will walk away with delegates at April’s state convention because they are not bound to either ...


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AG: Hospital provider fee proposal legal

By Charles Ashby

Turning Colorado’s hospital provider fee into a state-run government business would be constitutional, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said in a legal opinion released Monday. The long-awaited opinion, drafted at the request ...


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