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EMS workers could cross state lines under new bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would allow emergency medical service workers to cross state lines to respond to emergencies cleared a House panel Tuesday. The measure, HB1015, would allow the governor to enter into a compact with up to 10 ...

Democrats introduce right-to-die measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives was introduced into the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday. The measure, HB1135, has strict controls and is based on a long-standing law in Oregon that allows patients who ...

Gun laws’ repeal is topic of first remote testimony

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills to be made available for remote testimony next week for the first time in the history of the Colorado Legislature will start off with a bang. Two of the first four bills on which testimony from outside the General ...

Bills to increase oversight of health insurance exchange

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s health benefits exchange could have a little more oversight under two bills that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. Both measures, Senate bills 19 and 52, are in response to ...

This Week at the Legislature

By Staff

Because few bills have been heard in the various legislative committees since the 2015 session started Jan. 7, much less approved, there is little work planned on the House and Senate floors. For now, all eyes are on bills that come before ...


Grand Valley to be 
site of experiment 
on remote testimony 
of legislative bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County residents have a chance to become guinea pigs for the Colorado Legislature starting in the next couple of weeks. Instead of running around a maze in search of cheese, however, local residents will get an opportunity ...

Dems seek to revive pay-equity panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two days after a Republican-controlled Senate committee voted not to continue the state’s Pay Equity Commission, all 18 women Democrats in the Colorado House introduced a bill to keep that panel alive. On Wednesday, the ...

Junction council to Legislature: Don’t let guv divert our money

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction City Council isn’t happy that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is asking legislative budget writers to use severance tax money to help offset possible taxpayer refunds this year. In a letter to the six-member ...

Rep. Tipton 
puts forth 
energy bill

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., introduced a measure that already has passed the House twice, only to be stalled in the Senate. The Planning for American Energy Act, H.R. 459, calls for the Interior Department to develop a plan every four ...


Funds sought for expansion project at CMU

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If all goes as Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster hopes, the school’s next capital construction priority will get the money it needs from the state to expand its health sciences building. Foster, along with ...

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