Politics

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Bill would provide tax relief to farmers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Farmers and ranchers who lose the ability to use their land because of a natural cause won’t end up having to pay higher property taxes under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Wednesday. That potentially ...


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Scott-led panel kills bill to aid rural Colorado

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — For all their recent protestations about Democrats allegedly waging a war on rural Colorado, Senate Republicans shot down a bill Tuesday aimed squarely at helping less populated regions of the state still trying to recover from ...


Senate panel votes down Scott’s public trustee bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Being in the majority didn’t help Sen. Ray Scott with a bill Tuesday that could have led to doing away with governor-appointed public trustees. The Grand Junction Republican watched helplessly as the Senate Local ...


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Gun control standoff

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It was deja vu all over again in the Colorado Legislature as Republicans in the Senate voted Monday to repeal numerous gun-control laws, while Democrats in the House did the exact opposite. Lawmakers in both chambers considered ...


House panel OKs bill to help communities with tamarisk removal

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House panel unanimously approved a bill Monday to help local communities get rid of invasive species such as tamarisk and Russian olive trees because they drink up precious water. While it may seem like that’s a good ...


Remote testimony allowed on gun bills

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Monday is Groundhog Day and state legislators could get the feeling they’ve been through all this before. The day will be filled with numerous Republican bills that attempt to undo all of the controversial gun-restriction ...


GOP targets renewable energy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Senate committee approved a measure Thursday that would roll back the renewable energy standard that power suppliers must meet in generating electricity. SB44, introduced by Sen. Ray Scott and Rep. Dan Thurlow, both Grand ...


Panel kills bill to lower late registration fees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House panel nixed a bill Wednesday to lower late fees on vehicle registrations, but Republican supporters of that idea haven’t given up hope just yet. Although the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee ...


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Bill to put some public notices online fails

By Charles Ashby

DENVER – A bill to give counties the option of publishing certain public notices in local newspapers or on the Internet didn’t survive a House committee on Wednesday. The measure, the first to be presented by freshman Rep. Dan ...


EMS workers could cross state lines under new bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would allow emergency medical service workers to cross state lines to respond to emergencies cleared a House panel Tuesday. The measure, HB1015, would allow the governor to enter into a compact with up to 10 ...


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