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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 ...


Bill would remove info from vehicle registrations

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday to remove some identifying information on motor vehicle registration cards. Under current law, those cards include vehicle owners’ home addresses and signatures certifying ...


House OKs bill aimed at encouraging vaccinations

By Charles Ashby

A bill aimed at getting more children immunized for various illnesses cleared the Colorado House on Monday, but not without some opposition. Nineteen Republicans in the 65-member chamber stood up against the measure, saying that it is a ...


This Week in the Legislature, March 24, 2014

By Staff

Next year’s $20.5 billion budget will be introduced into the Colorado House today, and lawmakers there will spend much of the week poring over it. The 65-member chamber expects to vote on it by Friday. ■ Today: The Senate ...


Bills would improve telecommunications

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers will begin debating a package of bills this week designed to upgrade the state’s telecommunications laws and bring broadband to rural parts of the state. A bipartisan group of legislators, including ...


Another Republican planning to run for House District 55 seat

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction Republicans could get another option as their state representative for House District 55. That’s the seat being vacated by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, because he’s running for the seat being vacated by Sen. ...


King offers firefighting-fleet bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to begin the creation of the state’s own air firefighting fleet was introduced into the Colorado Senate on Friday. The measure, introduced by Sen. Steve King, allows for the purchase, lease or contract of up to ...


Legislative panels in dispute over spending plans

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers on a Colorado General Assembly panel that prioritizes construction projects in the state clashed Thursday with legislators who draft the state’s annual spending plan. The six-member Capital Development ...


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