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Any old port not good enough

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Safety is hoping to get legislative approval this session to replace an aging Port of Entry building on Interstate 70 near Loma. In its request to the Colorado Legislature, the department plans ...


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Bill would refinance building for bureau of investigation

By Charles Ashby

When Grand Junction lured the Colorado Bureau of Investigation from Montrose in 2006, the city formed the Grand Junction Colorado State Leasing Authority to finance the project. Under a bill introduced into the Colorado Senate, that authority ...


This Week at the Legislature: March 15, 2015

By Staff

DENVER — On Wednesday, the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee will receive the all-important revenue forecast, on which the following year’s annual spending plan is based. The big news to look for is whether revenues for ...


Lawmakers focus on school-violence bills

By Charles Ashby

Democrats in the Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday requiring local law enforcement and schools to enter into agreements about when police can intervene, a measure some Republicans say just isn’t needed. The ...


Moody’s: Colo. pension system in fiscal trouble

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s largest public employee pension system has some long term woes that need to be fixed, Moody’s Investors Services announced Thursday. Despite substantial reforms approved by the Colorado Legislature in recent years, the ...


Candidates weigh in on TABOR override, parks

By Amy Hamilton

Four candidates for Grand Junction City Council fielded questions Thursday night about homeless issues, Grand Junction’s parks, the economy, the city’s ballot questions, marijuana and public access bike paths on canal roads. But ...


Guv marks midway point of session

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — This year’s legislative session probably won’t result in a lot of new laws, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. In marking the midway point of the 2015 session, the ...


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Legislator surprising GOP with his votes

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Dan Thurlow earned a lot of respect from Democrats on Tuesday when he was the only Republican in the Colorado House to vote for a bill to ban conversion therapy for gays and lesbians. In fact, several Democrats have ...


Teen pregnancy bill shot down

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though it would save the state money in the long run, Senate Republicans killed a bill Tuesday to expand statewide a successful teen pregnancy program that has operated on the Western Slope for nearly 20 years. The ...


House approves bill to boost parental rights

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The House approved a bill Monday that would continue a law that requires large employers to give their workers unpaid time off to allow them to attend academic activities with their children. Democratic supporters of the law, ...


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