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House panel kills initiative process for county residents

By Charles Ashby

Residents in unincorporated areas of counties won’t have the right to place countywide ballot measures on their local ballots under a bill killed by a House committee Monday. The measure, driven by a group of Adams County residents who ...

House advances bill to require chains, snow tires on I-70

By Charles Ashby

The blizzard that swept through the state over the past few days may have dramatically slowed traffic over the mountains, but it didn’t stop the Colorado House from giving preliminary approval Monday to a bill dealing with chains and ...

Democrats to propose 2 fracking measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — They haven’t come in yet, but lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are talking about introducing measures related to the to-do over hydraulic fracturing. Democrats in the Colorado House, where that party has a ...

Dems to press equal-pay bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democratic lawmakers hope to bring pay equity for women and minorities to Colorado with a package of bills they plan to introduce into the Colorado Legislature this year. The measures, one of which is identical to a pay-equity ...

Scott: No to Senate, but maybe
 to guv bid

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State Sen. Ray Scott will not throw his hat into the ring for the GOP nomination for U.S. senator this year, but the Grand Junction Republican is considering a bid for Colorado governor in two years. Scott said he briefly ...

Coalition launches opposition 
to universal health-care proposal

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bipartisan coalition of business, civic and political types launched an effort Thursday to oppose a November ballot measure that would create a universal health care system in Colorado. The group, called Coloradans for ...


Bill would honor public lands

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The nation’s public lands exist for the benefit of everyone, and it seems appropriate that the state recognize that by celebrating a special day honoring public lands. That, at least, was the message from nearly two dozen ...

Democrats try to revive law for parental time off

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday to bring back a 2009 law that gave parents the right to get unpaid time off from their jobs to attend school events for their children. It’s fate, however, is uncertain because ...

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 ...

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