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Colorado is cracking down on pesticide use in the marijuana industry, trying to end years of sloppy oversight of which chemicals are used on the nascent industry. A state Senate panel voted 7-0 last week to give the Colorado Department of … more
A long-awaited bill to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders for defective construction has failed in the Colorado legislature. The bill was rejected last week by a House committee controlled by Democrats. The measure would have revised … more
Colorado Republicans are joining GOP colleagues in other Western states trying to exert more control over federal lands. The state Senate gave preliminary approval last week to a bill giving state and local authorities so-called concurrent … more
A $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education was sent to the governor's desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan last week. “No one pretends that this year's budget was perfect. … more
A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval last week in its first test in the state Legislature. The state has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not for people on … more
Two bills to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate last week. Senators approved two bills related to homebuilder product liability. One would give homeowners less time to sue a builder for … more
Lawmakers have proposed a slew of bills addressing law enforcement procedures, including the creation of a policy group and grant program for police body-worn cameras. In January, 170 police agencies were surveyed and it was found that 47 of … more
Each year, a handful of legislators draft a bill known as the Regulatory Reform Act in an effort to tweak new regulation enforcements on small businesses owners. And each year the bill fails. Such was the case for the Regulatory Reform Act of … more
Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what's allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana at home. The proposals came after an … more
The Upper Monument Creek (UMC) landscape, which has experienced increasingly severe and costly impacts from wildfire, including the record-setting 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that burned across the … more
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