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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 ...


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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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Panel OKs bill allowing hunters to dress in pink

By Charles Ashby

Hunters, don’t be surprised to see a lot more pink during next year’s hunting season, thanks to a bill that cleared a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and Rep. Yeulin Willett, ...


Proposal would make it harder to alter Constitution

By Charles Ashby

A bipartisan group that is looking for ways to change the state’s fiscal policies has filed proposed ballot measures designed to make it harder to alter the state’s Constitution. Two former state senators, Republican Greg Brophy ...


Senate rejects end-of-life option bill

By Charles Ashby

After nearly five hours of testimony, including from people who are terminally ill and want to end their own lives, a Senate panel rejected a bill that would allow doctors to assist those patients in ending their lives. The measure, which is ...


Parental leave bill 
advances 
in House


By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would bring back the state’s parental leave act, which expired in September. Democrats, who support HB1002 and enacted the law in 2009 at a time when they held full ...


Tipton asks board to consider small banks

By Gary Harmon

A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the ...


Bill directs car tax 
to roads, bridges, 
not transit projects

By Charles Ashby

Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don’t believe that’s right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday ...


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