Politics

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Fight likely in review of parks

By Gary Harmon

The Interior Department is to review large-scale national monuments in Colorado and Utah under an executive order that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said gives new voice to rural Americans. “Finally, rural America has a voice ...


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Advocates brace for onslaught on national monuments

By Gary Harmon

President Donald J. Trump’s review of national monument designations since 1996 amounts to an attack on monuments in general, say conservation groups. The executive order affecting monuments of 100,000 acres or more was to be issued ...


Dems target ‘pooling’ in oil, gas development

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Oil and gas drilling companies would have to give royalty owners more time to decide about having their mineral rights developed and more information about how that would happen under a bill that won preliminary approval in the ...


Board approves CMU capital request

By Katie Langford

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education unanimously approved a capital construction request from Colorado Mesa University on Tuesday, the first of many hurdles to secure funding for a new health sciences building and reverse the ...


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Bill for road tax ballot measure dies in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Its fate was well known long before the Senate Finance Committee started its work Tuesday. A measure to ask voters for permission to raise sales taxes to fund transportation projects is dead, at least in the Legislature. Last ...


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GOP bill takes aim at ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties in Colorado

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Republican bill to penalize Colorado cities and counties that provide sanctuaries against deportation for undocumented residents surrenders local control to the federal government, Democrats say. The measure, which won ...


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Deal struck on lawsuits for defects in buildings

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — After several years of working on it, legislators from both sides of the political aisle have come together on a bill dealing with construction defect lawsuits. The issue, one that lawmakers have struggled with for more than a ...


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 ...


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