Politics

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Paint fee close to approval, colored by partisan politics

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Unless it meets Gov. John Hickenlooper’s veto pen, Colorado residents may soon see higher fees on each can of paint they buy to help create a recycling program for leftover paint. On a straight 38-26 party-line vote, ...


More uranium controls unnecessary, mill official says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado Senate are considering a bill to place more controls over uranium mining that opponents say are duplicative and unnecessary. The measure, SB192, would require uranium and thorium mines to get a ...


Constitution
 proposal loses 
Scott’s support


By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Ray Scott and five other Republicans took their names off a bill Thursday that would call for a ballot question to make it harder to change the Colorado Constitution. The Grand Junction Republican said he reconsidered his ...


GOP trio would reverse gun laws

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Three Republican candidates for governor said Thursday they would reverse the gun laws signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, and order the execution of the man on death row, Nathan Dunlap, that the Democrat delayed. Dunlap murdered ...


Sex-offender bill clears Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate gave unanimous approval to a bill Wednesday designed to crack down on sexual offenders, particularly those who would prey on children. The measure, known as Jessica’s Law, is named after 9-year-old ...


Vaccine bill draws GOP fire

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though it’s little more than a study now, a measure initially aimed at boosting immunizations in Colorado still managed to garner much opposition from the GOP side of the aisle in the statehouse. Republicans in the ...


Current, former governors honor Vanderhoof during memorial event at Capitol

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature, two former governors and the current governor joined together Monday to honor a colleague, former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof. The longtime Grand Junction resident, who died at age 91 on Sept. 19, ...


Bill passed to amend vehicle registrations

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills to protect motorists from identity theft, create an aerial firefighting fleet and increase penalties for violations of oil and gas drilling rules cleared major hurdles on Monday. After the Colorado House amended a bill to ...


This Week in the Legislature, April 21, 2014

By Staff

The Colorado Legislature is entering its final weeks of the 2014 session, and lawmakers will be spending time on the floor of the House and Senate and in committee meetings as needed so measures still remaining get their final, or in some ...


Lawmakers to again consider raising threshold for ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State lawmakers will try once again to place a measure onto the ballot to change the way ballot measures get onto the ballot. Rep. Lois Court said she’s hopeful this time Colorado voters will agree that something needs to ...


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