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Law would add details to utility bills

By Charles Ashby

Colorado residents soon could get more details about the power they use and how much money they are paying for it under a bill the Colorado Senate is to debate later this week. The measure, SB105, would require all investor-owned utilities in ...


Pipeline stormwater plan questioned

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is questioning the adequacy of stormwater control measures for a Summit Midstream pipeline project being installed in connection with planned drilling in Battlement Mesa. In a Jan. 27 letter to ...


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Rep. Thurlow tries to adjust rules on campaign reporting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Rep. Dan Thurlow was a freshman in the Colorado Legislature, he made a simple mistake on his campaign finance reports. He forgot to add the occupations of a few donors, as is required by law. After someone complained about ...


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Revenue cap ‘a real issue,’ Thurlow says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Dan Thurlow says he’s trying to do whatever he can to honor the much-supported Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. At the same time, though, he wants to address what he sees as a major problem with the way TABOR’s ...


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Police citizenship bill clears Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s one thing to allow non-citizens help defend the United States outside of the country, but it’s something else entirely to have them enforcing laws on citizens within the nation, Republican senators said ...


‘Half-Latino’ comment sparks dust-up on floor of House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It shouldn’t matter what Rep. Dave Williams’ ethnic background is, even at a time when the Colorado House is celebrating having its first Latina speaker. And that ancestry shouldn’t be used in an attempt to ...


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Bill would allow FML districts to invest capital

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Counties that have created their own special districts to dole out federal mineral lease money would be able to invest some of it as a way of maximizing their resources under a bill that won unanimous approval in a House ...


Aid for rural counties 
rejected for third time

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — For the third time in as many years, a Western Slope Democrat couldn’t get Republican leaders in the Colorado Senate to approve her idea to help rural counties hardest hit by major job losses. Even though Sen. Kerry ...


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Panel OKs bill to end tax on feminine products

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s become known as the tampon tax. Worldwide, there has been a growing movement to do away with sales taxes on feminine hygiene products used in menstruation, with some saying that it’s unfair to women to tax such ...


Bill would require all officers of law to be U.S. citizens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Law enforcement officers in Colorado would have to be U.S. citizens in order to stay in their jobs under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Bob Gardner, ...


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