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Sen. Scott’s measure to protect revenue from severance tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Ray Scott’s bill to protect severance tax revenue from being used for things other than what it is intended cleared a Senate committee Thursday. The Grand Junction Republican’s measure, SB97, is designed to ...


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House advances police-community bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a package of measures Wednesday that are aimed at rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the general public. Four of the measures, some of which have bipartisan support, focus on ...


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Bill says no to taxing assisted living meals

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Call it the “Don’t Tax Grandma’s Meatloaf” bill. That, at least, is how Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp refers to her measure, HB1187. The Arvada Democrat got the Colorado House to give preliminary approval to ...


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Highest 
priority: 
Disabled residents

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Nothing should happen to the Grand Junction Regional Center campus off of Riverside Parkway until all of its 28 residents can be placed elsewhere, including at a smaller version of the center, two state agencies are ...


Measure would ban conversion therapy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The therapeutic practice of trying to convert minors who have same-sex attractions to become heterosexuals would be illegal under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. That practice, known as ...


Undocumented drivers may get do-overs on driving tests

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Undocumented residents who fail their first driver’s license test can take that test again from a private vendor under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. That right, which is already ...


Group: Let state keep more cash for schools

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bipartisan coalition looking to find more money to pay for schools and transportation recently filed a proposed ballot measure to do just that. The group, known as Build a Better Colorado, filed three proposed measures ...


House sponsor: Unregulated lots, incomplete titles hurt consumers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Let the buyer beware, not only when it comes to buying a used vehicle, but also the situation surrounding the seller. A package of bills that lawmakers will debate next week deals with both issues. The first bill centers on a ...


Dems rip GOP 
for not backing tax haven reform

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats say it’s a matter of fairness that all companies earning profits in Colorado should pay taxes. Republicans say this isn’t a good time to force that issue. Though its fate is all but sealed in the ...


Bill would require spending transparency

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Counties would have to provide their annual revenue and expenditure data to the state to be included in its online website designed to provide transparency about the state’s revenue and spending practices, according to ...


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