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Panel OKs bill allowing hunters to dress in pink

By Charles Ashby

Hunters, don’t be surprised to see a lot more pink during next year’s hunting season, thanks to a bill that cleared a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and Rep. Yeulin Willett, ...

Proposal would make it harder to alter Constitution

By Charles Ashby

A bipartisan group that is looking for ways to change the state’s fiscal policies has filed proposed ballot measures designed to make it harder to alter the state’s Constitution. Two former state senators, Republican Greg Brophy ...

Senate rejects end-of-life option bill

By Charles Ashby

After nearly five hours of testimony, including from people who are terminally ill and want to end their own lives, a Senate panel rejected a bill that would allow doctors to assist those patients in ending their lives. The measure, which is ...

Parental leave bill 
in House

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would bring back the state’s parental leave act, which expired in September. Democrats, who support HB1002 and enacted the law in 2009 at a time when they held full ...

Tipton asks board to consider small banks

By Gary Harmon

A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the ...

Bill directs car tax 
to roads, bridges, 
not transit projects

By Charles Ashby

Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don’t believe that’s right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday ...

House panel kills initiative process for county residents

By Charles Ashby

Residents in unincorporated areas of counties won’t have the right to place countywide ballot measures on their local ballots under a bill killed by a House committee Monday. The measure, driven by a group of Adams County residents who ...

House advances bill to require chains, snow tires on I-70

By Charles Ashby

The blizzard that swept through the state over the past few days may have dramatically slowed traffic over the mountains, but it didn’t stop the Colorado House from giving preliminary approval Monday to a bill dealing with chains and ...

Democrats to propose 2 fracking measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — They haven’t come in yet, but lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are talking about introducing measures related to the to-do over hydraulic fracturing. Democrats in the Colorado House, where that party has a ...

Dems to press equal-pay bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democratic lawmakers hope to bring pay equity for women and minorities to Colorado with a package of bills they plan to introduce into the Colorado Legislature this year. The measures, one of which is identical to a pay-equity ...

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