Politics

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Audit: Agency erred in immunization program

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hasn’t followed proper procurement procedures in awarding a sole-source contract for an immunization program to a nonprofit group that had three department workers ...


Drone use bill crashes in House committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to create no-fly zones for drones over prisons and airports went down in flames Tuesday at the direction of the state lawmaker who tried to pilot it through the Colorado Legislature. After much deliberation and witness ...


CMU students visit Capitol, meet legislators

By Katie Langford

Colorado Mesa University students traded their textbooks for a trip to the state Capitol on Thursday and Friday for the Voices of Rural Colorado Denver Legislative trip. Thirteen students from CMU’s political science club met with ...


Elected officials: Economic boost was 1-time thing

By Amy Hamilton

Contributions from Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction for economic development efforts materialized this year, but elected leaders say those funds will have to come from elsewhere in the coming years. “It can’t just be us ...


Legislators to mull tax break for military vets

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Military retirees would be exempt from paying state income taxes on their retirement checks under a bill a Senate committee will consider this week. The measure, SB1, is designed “to give something back” to military ...


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Center of attention

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Regional Center should be closed, but the services offered there shouldn’t end in the Grand Valley, a special state task force has determined. For the past 18 months, that 15-member task force has been examining the ...


Secretary of State: Money available for new voting machines

By Charles Ashby

Counties that purchase new voting equipment from the vendor that the Secretary of State has recommended that everyone should use can qualify for some state aid in getting them. Secretary of State Wayne Williams told county clerks at their ...


Bill would cut out unnecessary paperwork

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Revenue would no longer have to issue reports on certain things it can’t really report on under a bill that won approval in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. The measure, introduced by Reps. Dan ...


Incentive for films may not make cut

By Charles Ashby

The movie “The Hateful Eight,” the reality television series “Prospectors,” and numerous commercials and public television shows have been filmed in Colorado in recent years thanks to a special tax incentive program ...


More than 100 bills introduced during first week of Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills on school testing, equal pay for women and concealed carry are only a few of the more than 100 measures that were introduced in the opening week of the 2016 session of the Colorado Legislature. While some of the measures ...


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