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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, ...


Little progress as lawmakers pass midpoint

By Charles Ashby

DENVER —The Colorado Legislature reached the midpoint of the 2015 session this past weekend, and lawmakers on both sides of the political divide who control the opposing chambers aren’t yet done killing each other’s ...


House panel fixes propane tax error

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday designed to repair a goof the Colorado Legislature put into law two years ago over propane taxes. The mistake occurred in 2013 when the Legislature approved a new law aimed at ...


‘Distillery pubs’
 would be legal 
under proposal

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Peach Street Distillers in Palisade and any other distillery in the state could expand into full-fledged pubs under a bill that won approval in the Colorado House on Tuesday. Under current law for places that make their own ...


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House panel kills renewable energy roll back measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to roll back the state’s standard for how much renewable energy power companies need to generate died as expected in a House committee on Monday. While the bill, introduced by Sen. Ray Scott and Rep. Dan Thurlow, ...


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