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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, ...

This Week at the Legislature: March 2, 2015

By Staff

The Senate could take up as early as today a routine supplemental budget bill for the Colorado Department of Revenue that includes an amendment from House Democrats on funding a controversial program to give driver’s licenses to people ...

Daylight savings measure picks up

By Charles Ashby

The organizers of a proposed ballot measure to keep Colorado in daylight saving time say they are expected to win approval as early as Monday from the Secretary of State panel that titles such measures to start gathering signatures. Denver ...

Senate kills bill to reveal names of school tipsters

By Charles Ashby

A program started more than a decade ago to help prevent major crimes in Colorado schools has been highly successful, but a disturbing new trend is starting to emerge, a Colorado Springs state senator said. That trend has been an increasing ...

Bill aims to bring feds, local governments together on land

By Charles Ashby

It isn’t an attempt to wrestle control of public lands from the federal government as other states are pushing for, but rather an effort designed to allow local governments to work more closely with how federal land is used. That, at ...

Battle sets up over driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

By Charles Ashby

A bill to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to keep open five offices that handle driver’s license requests from those living in the state illegally cleared the Colorado House on Wednesday, but is headed for a battle when it returns ...

House advances bill for economic panel

By Charles Ashby

The sponsors of a bill to create a working group to examine ways to boost the economies of hard-hit areas of the state say it isn’t just another legislative panel. The group they are proposing, which the House Business Affairs & ...


Foreclosure sales could be on Internet under bill

By Charles Ashby

Public trustees would be able to hold foreclosure sales on the Internet under a bill approved in a House committee on Tuesday. The measure, HB1142, came at the behest of the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office, who also acts as that ...

Supreme Court to review marijuana issue

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a lower court decision from last year that, in part, ruled that a section of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana could apply retroactively under certain circumstances. The ...


Expensive Denver I-70 viaduct project likely to cut into local road funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A massive project to replace the 12-mile Interstate 70 viaduct just north of downtown Denver may not seem like something Grand Valley residents need to care about, but it is about to impact their motoring lives, along with ...

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