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Budget writers await final fiscal forecast

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature reached the middle point of the 2014 session on Saturday, but lawmakers haven’t yet done the only thing the law requires of them, pass a state budget for the coming fiscal year. That’s the ...

One of 2 competing bills advances on sexual assault against children

By Charles Ashby

Will the real Jessica’s Law please stand up. Earlier this week, a House committee debated two bills that were called “Jessica’s Law,” a measure first approved in Florida in 2005 in response to the brutal rape and ...


A crowded field, 8 years on, for Beauprez

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bob Beauprez says he plans to do things a lot differently this time around. The former Front Range congressmen who made a failed bid for Colorado governor in 2006 is trying again to win that job, but this time he must navigate ...

School officials
 not happy with education funding bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While it’s all very nice that state lawmakers want to increase funding to K-12 education, don’t do it with strings attached, school superintendents told the House Education Committee on Monday. That was the ...

This Week in the Lege, March 3, 2014

By Staff

The Colorado House will hear a slew of measures this week, some of which have wide bipartisan support and at least one is expected to generate some partisan squabbling. ■ Today: The House Education Committee will hear HB1292, the ...

Wright quits race

By Charles Ashby

Embattled state Rep. Jared Wright quit his short-lived bid for re-election to the Colorado House on Saturday. In a hastily called press conference, and with his GOP contender at his side, the Fruita Republican said he was leaving the race for ...

Dem challenger calls Wright move 
‘shameful, back-room’ deal

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright’s withdrawal from his re-election bid for House District 54 won’t change anything. At least not for the three other guys still running for the district that includes all of Mesa County outside of Grand Junction ...

Fees on cans 
of paint to pay 
for recycling

By Charles Ashby

Colorado soon may follow a handful of other states to create a paint stewardship program under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Senate on Thursday. The measure, SB29, calls on paint producers to create or enter into stewardship ...


Watching the rays: Tanning beds and teens

By Charles Ashby

Teens under the age of 18 won’t be able to use tanning salons in the state under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Wednesday. The ban, which still requires final House approval before heading to the Senate, ...

Christopher Kennedy for web

Democratic House hopeful says he’s fiscal conservative

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat has jumped into the race for House District 55. That’s the seat held by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. Scott is leaving it to run for the Colorado Senate seat that Grand Junction Republican Steve King plans to vacate to ...

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