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Palisade peach rolls ahead for state symbol

By Charles Ashby

The Palisade peach is ripe to become the state’s next symbol. A measure to add it to the list of other symbols such as the state rock and state song cleared a House committee on Monday thanks to a group of children from a Denver ...

Remote testimony bill advances

By Charles Ashby

A handful of Western Slope residents traveled to Denver to testify on a bill Monday, and they hope it will be the last time they’ll have to drive that far to do so. That’s because the bill they were supporting would allow for ...


Critics say smash-up law allows older vehicles to swerve from ‘salvage’ tag

By Charles Ashby

It makes no sense to Grand Junction auto dealer Bob Fuoco why Colorado would have a law allowing older vehicles that are in major accidents to be treated as if those accidents didn’t happen. That’s why Fuoco is urging Sen. Steve ...

This Week in the Legislature

By Staff

The $23 billion budget for fiscal 2015 will reach the Senate today, and lawmakers there will do what the House did last week, spend all week talking about it. They are expected to vote on the measure by week’s end. ■ Today: The ...

Tomlinson Library renovation depends on Senate’s decision

By Charles Ashby

A deal is in the works with the state’s annual spending plan to get money for several higher education construction projects, including Tomlinson Library at Colorado Mesa University. But an amendment tacked on to the budget that would ...


County GOP backs McInnis

By Greg Ruland

One establishment politician was coronated and others took it on the chin Saturday as delegates to the Mesa County Republican General Assembly voted to firm up slots for their June 24 primary ballot. Candidates hoping to make it onto the ...

Fire fleet not seen as priority

By Charles Ashby

A study released Friday about how Colorado should plan for battling future wildfires stopped short of recommending the state own its own aerial fleet. That study, called for under a bill approved by the Legislature last year, said there are ...

Senate OKs bill to change policy for recall elections

By Charles Ashby

Still stinging from last year’s first-ever recall elections, the Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that would change the way recall elections are held. Because of several controversial ...

Senate panel rejects House call for state health exchange audit

By Charles Ashby

It didn’t matter to Democrats on a Senate committee Wednesday that a bipartisan group of legislators in the Colorado House overwhelmingly approved a bill calling for a full audit of the state’s health care exchange. The Connect ...

House OKs bills to boost state’s broadband reach

By Charles Ashby

Five landmark telecommunications reform bills that won approval in a House committee Tuesday have been widely held to be the product of a hard-fought compromise from several different groups. But that didn’t appear to be the case when ...

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