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Bill tries to lure more teachers to rural schools

By Charles Ashby

State lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle are hoping to find ways to entice people to fill a shortage of teachers in rural parts of the state. To do so, Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, and Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, have ...

House panel kills measure allowing motorcycles to drive between cars

By Charles Ashby

A House committee killed two transportation measures Wednesday that some lawmakers said crossed too many lines, on the road and off. One measure, introduced by Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs, would have allowed motorcycles to ...

Bill restricts number of vote sites

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday that would reduce the number of vote centers during the first week of early voting. While Republicans said the bill would help county clerks save money in operating vote centers ...

Bill would give cities some say in road, bridge taxes

By Charles Ashby

It’s not quite a taxation without representation argument, but it’s darn close, a Jefferson County state senator says. Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, says it’s unfair to cities that counties can lower their road and bridge ...


Capitol topics:
 Student loans, 
death penalties 
and voter rights

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Hunters may soon be able to wear pink, college students won’t get help with their student loans, juries still would have to give unanimous decisions in death penalty trials, and voters could have more options in casting ...

Liquor makers want in on grocery store sales

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A national group that represents the distilled spirits industry says it wouldn’t be fair to open up grocery stores to wine and beer sales without including them. As a result, the Washington, D.C.-based Distilled Spirits ...


Local government agreement bill OK’d

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though the Colorado Legislature approved a similar law last year, a Senate panel Tuesday gave the thumbs-up to a bill that would allow cities and counties to enter into intergovernmental agreements with nearby local ...


Panel approves measure to aid areas hit by layoffs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Kerry Donovan tried again to get a bill through the Colorado Senate to create a special rural economic emergency assistance grant program, to help rural parts of the state most distressed due to large layoffs of ...

Initial nod given to off-road vehicle bill, while House considers related measure

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday that would allow local governments to let off-highway vehicles cross state highways that run through their boundaries. The measure, SB8, is part of a greater debate over the use ...

Colorado seeing little of candidates in 2016 campaign

By Gary Harmon

As county caucuses approach on March 1, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is actively courting Grand Valley voters. Other candidates, on both sides of the aisle, are doing little as Coloradans prepare to attend precinct caucuses and are largely ...

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