Politics

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Bill would limit campaign contributions

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — County commissioners, school board candidates and everyone else running for local offices may see limits in how much money they can collect in their campaign coffers. Under a bill that won preliminary approval in the ...


Two sides far apart in freeing up state transportation funds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A game of chicken is going on in the Colorado Legislature over a measure to help fund transportation projects and help free up money in the state’s budget for other programs, and rural hospitals are caught in the ...


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Legislators ponder alternative method 
to elect candidates

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If voters were allowed to choose more than one candidate for a political office, the winner could take office with a majority vote rather than a plurality. That, at least, is the concept behind a bill approved in the House ...


Guv signs groundwater, broadband bills into law

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several bills into law Tuesday, including one that GOP Sens. Ray Scott and Don Coram have been working on for a few years now. That measure, SB36, is designed to make it harder for land developers ...


Bill to hike hunting, fishing fees advances in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Nearly every license, fee and penalty charged by Colorado Parks and Wildlife could go up by as much as 50 percent under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Monday. While the bill itself doesn’t increase fees, ...


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Bill offers temporary help to get health insurance coverage

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s only a temporary fix, but a bill approved in the Colorado House on Monday may bring some needed help for the state’s poorest residents to get health care coverage over the next year. Under HB1235, which the ...


Lawmaker to seek treasurer’s post

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There now is a race for state treasurer. State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, will announce this morning his plans to seek the Republican nomination for the seat, which is being vacated by Colorado Treasurer Walker ...


Hemp water gives state lawmakers headaches

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It seemed simple enough to some. Hemp is an approved crop in the state of Colorado, so why would that impact a farmer’s water rights? That situation happened to a Rocky Ford farmer who got his water from the Pueblo ...


Lawmakers tighten felony DUI law

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When the Colorado Legislature approved a bill in 2015 which made getting multiple DUIs a felony, it was the end of a multiyear battle to get that law onto the books. But this year, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are ...


Legislators OK campaign fine, pay-raise bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Earlier this month, lawmakers killed a proposed pay raise for court workers because it also would have meant that they would get one, too. That’s why Sen. Bob Gardner spent little time introducing and getting initial ...


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