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Groundwater appeals bill clears Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A year ago, two Western Slope lawmakers went up against a former governor and lost. At that time, Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, and now Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, were trying to get a bill through the Colorado Legislature ...


Lawmakers introduce 
seizure bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Abuses by law enforcement of civil forfeiture laws elsewhere in the nation have prompted four state lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle to join forces to see if similar abuses are happening in Colorado. The four ...


Little progress in roads funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Discussions so far in the Colorado Legislature this year about putting something onto the fall ballot dealing with transportation funding is stuck in the slow lane. Legislative leaders in the Democratic-controlled House and ...


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Texting and driving bill rolls back

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that won approval in a Senate committee Wednesday would back away from Colorado’s strict texting-while-driving law. The measure, SB27, was initially introduced to increase the fines for texting while driving, but ...


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Gardner: 
Voted for 
ed chief
 on merit

By Gary Harmon

Cabinet pick for U.S. Department of Education secretary Betsy DeVos, a Republican campaign donor, garnered the votes of all but two U.S. Senate Republicans, including Cory Gardner of Colorado, when she was confirmed to her post on ...


Bill boosts incentives for employee housing

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Employers who want to provide needed housing for their workers in rural parts of the state could qualify for a special tax credit to get that done. Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, got the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee ...


Campuses would need only one liquor license instead of many

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colleges and universities would be able to sell alcoholic beverages just about anywhere they like on campus under a bill that cleared a Colorado House committee Tuesday. The measure, introduced by Rep. Yeulin Willett and Fort ...


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Bill would expand wiretap authority for human trafficking

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Human trafficking nationwide has nearly doubled in the past five years, and law enforcement in Colorado is lacking one major tool to combat it, state lawmakers said Monday. In the age of the internet, smart phones and other ...


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Autocycles might be treated like regular cars

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There aren’t many on the road, but three-wheeled autocycles soon could be driving among Colorado motorists with more regularity. That’s why the Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Monday to require ...


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Lawmakers to discuss killing death penalty

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — They don’t expect to get it through the entire Legislature, but state lawmakers need to talk about it, two legislators said of their bill to do away with the state’s death penalty. The legislators, both Denver ...


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