Politics

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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 ...


Oil and gas school-setback bill dies in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s a modest proposal, proponents said of a bill Wednesday to change the setback rules for oil and gas wells from 1,000 feet of a school building to the same distance from school grounds. It’s an unnecessary ...


‘Dark money’ focus of finance measures

By Charles Ashby

Republicans in the Colorado House questioned the need for two political campaign reform measures that Democrats were pushing Tuesday. One, HB1261, would require any individual or organization that is engaged in electioneering to indicate ...


Parties disagree on need for bill to streamline regulations

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republicans in the Colorado Senate say a bill to require state agencies to review their rules and regulations every three years is designed to help make government more efficient. Senate Democrats, however, questioned Tuesday ...


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