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Bill would require medical price disclosure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While it doesn’t cover all procedures, a bill to require health care providers to post prices on certain procedures could lead to lower medical costs, some state lawmakers said Friday. Under a measure that won preliminary ...


Firearm training measure advances

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The ideological differences are clear. Democrats continue to argue that a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday wrongly would increase the number of guns in public schools. Republicans, however, ...


Bill would end use of signals in roundabouts

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Most motorists aren’t aware that state law requires them to use a turn signal when exiting roundabouts, a state senator said Thursday. That’s why Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, hopes to get the Colorado Senate ...


Bill’s message: No bailout for retirees’ fund

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State lawmakers often oppose bills they say don’t actually fix anything, but that didn’t stop a Senate committee Thursday from approving a measure that even its own sponsor says makes no changes in law. On a 3-2 ...


Free-speech zones target of measure for campuses

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — College students wouldn’t be restricted to free-speech zones in order to express their First Amendment rights under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, offered by Sen. Tim Neville, R-Parker, is ...


Senator praises high-court pick, fellow Coloradan

By Gary Harmon

President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., making Gardner one of the first senators with whom he met. Trump announced the appointment on Tuesday night, to praise ...


Trump harming Colorado, guv says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — President Donald Trump is hurting Colorado’s farmers and ranchers every time he says something negative about Mexico or immigrants, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. The state’s agricultural industries are ...


GOP senator defends health exchange measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While Democrats were rallying outside the statehouse Tuesday against repealing the federal Affordable Care Act, one Republican senator was trying to tell them that’s not what he’s trying to do. Freshman Sen. Jim ...


County auditor asked to look into budget decisions

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners have asked auditors to look into issues raised last year about how the county spends money. All three commissioners said they had raised issues about the use of the capital fund in separate conversations with ...


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Thurlow bills strive for efficient government

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Individually, many of the bills that Rep. Dan Thurlow and a handful of other lawmakers have introduced this session don’t do a whole lot, but together they will help thin out the state’s voluminous statute ...


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