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Tax-friendly bill clears first hurdle

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to help economically lagging areas of the state such as the Grand Valley cleared a Senate committee on its first hearing on Wednesday. The measure, tailored after a new program started in New York last year, would create ...


Legislators could access private data if bill passes

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite a Senate committee narrowing the scope of a measure Tuesday that would allow state legislators to get certain confidential information from state agencies, numerous opponents said the bill could give lawmakers and their ...


Bill aimed at boosting rural Colorado economy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill designed to help the most economically distressed regions of the state was introduced into the Colorado Senate on Monday. The measure, SB282, would create tax-free zones in Mesa and Pueblo counties as part of a pilot ...


House OKs measure to tweak retail pot tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House on Monday approved a proposed measure to this year’s ballot asking voters if all of the retail marijuana taxes they approved in 2013 should go only to those things they approved in that ballot question ...


This Week in Legislature, April 26, 2015

By Staff

DENVER — This is the last full week of the 2015 session. As a result, lawmakers will be busy in committee and on the floor as measures go from one chamber to the other. So, bills scheduled for hearings will be on last-minute ...


Ex-governors defend value of testing

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It was a Colorado governors’ reunion Wednesday when former Govs. Roy Romer and Bill Owens joined current Gov. John Hickenlooper to blast efforts to reduce the number of student assessment tests too much, and the push to ...


Elected surveyors bill dies in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite a change to a bill that could do away with elected county surveyors, a proposed ballot measure failed to get the needed two-thirds vote in the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. As a result, counties will continue to have ...


I-70 chain bill will remain a study

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A conference committee on a measure to require motorists to have adequate tires and chains on Interstate 70 during winter conditions couldn’t agree Tuesday on what to do with the bill. As a result, the measure will remain ...


Bill would give counties say-so with tax districts

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House gave final approval to a bill Monday that would give counties and other special districts more say-so when it comes to urban renewal authorities created by cities. Under current law, such authorities can use ...


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By Charles Ashby

DENVER — No doubt about it, Rep. Dan Thurlow is conservative, but by how much depends on who’s talking. The freshman Republican is learning that where some people perceive a lawmaker’s left-right views depends entirely on ...


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