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This Week in the Legislature

By Staff

The $23 billion budget for fiscal 2015 will reach the Senate today, and lawmakers there will do what the House did last week, spend all week talking about it. They are expected to vote on the measure by week’s end. ■ Today: The ...

Tomlinson Library renovation depends on Senate’s decision

By Charles Ashby

A deal is in the works with the state’s annual spending plan to get money for several higher education construction projects, including Tomlinson Library at Colorado Mesa University. But an amendment tacked on to the budget that would ...


County GOP backs McInnis

By Greg Ruland

One establishment politician was coronated and others took it on the chin Saturday as delegates to the Mesa County Republican General Assembly voted to firm up slots for their June 24 primary ballot. Candidates hoping to make it onto the ...

Fire fleet not seen as priority

By Charles Ashby

A study released Friday about how Colorado should plan for battling future wildfires stopped short of recommending the state own its own aerial fleet. That study, called for under a bill approved by the Legislature last year, said there are ...

Senate OKs bill to change policy for recall elections

By Charles Ashby

Still stinging from last year’s first-ever recall elections, the Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that would change the way recall elections are held. Because of several controversial ...

Senate panel rejects House call for state health exchange audit

By Charles Ashby

It didn’t matter to Democrats on a Senate committee Wednesday that a bipartisan group of legislators in the Colorado House overwhelmingly approved a bill calling for a full audit of the state’s health care exchange. The Connect ...

House OKs bills to boost state’s broadband reach

By Charles Ashby

Five landmark telecommunications reform bills that won approval in a House committee Tuesday have been widely held to be the product of a hard-fought compromise from several different groups. But that didn’t appear to be the case when ...

Bill would remove info from vehicle registrations

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday to remove some identifying information on motor vehicle registration cards. Under current law, those cards include vehicle owners’ home addresses and signatures certifying ...

House OKs bill aimed at encouraging vaccinations

By Charles Ashby

A bill aimed at getting more children immunized for various illnesses cleared the Colorado House on Monday, but not without some opposition. Nineteen Republicans in the 65-member chamber stood up against the measure, saying that it is a ...

This Week in the Legislature, March 24, 2014

By Staff

Next year’s $20.5 billion budget will be introduced into the Colorado House today, and lawmakers there will spend much of the week poring over it. The 65-member chamber expects to vote on it by Friday. ■ Today: The Senate ...

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