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A bill to require all motorists to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado's major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The measure cleared the Senate Transportation Committee 5-0, but not … more
A House committee passed two minimum-wage bills last week. House Bill 1300 proposes to reinstate local governments' authority to increase minimum wages. House Concurrent Resolution 1001 proposes to increase the minimum wage, by voter approval. … more
In anticipation of Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s appearance, the Seniors Resource Center had members of its art classes compete in a painting for a work to be presented to the congressman. Perlmutter poses … more
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal last week on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver's licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago. The … more
Colorado youths made a compelling presentation to state legislators on March 16, showing a young generation's attempt to address and mend statewide issues. The 40 members of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council made their annual policy … more
Senate committees last week approved two pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the state's construction-defects laws. Proponents looking to reform the laws have argued that lessening the rigid process between homeowners who are seeking … more
A bill that would have allowed a tax incentive for home health care for senior citizens failed in a House finance committee after concerns over the bill's impact on TABOR refunds outweighed the legislation's attempt to address future financial … more
What's been a sleepy legislative session is about to ramp up as Colorado lawmakers head into the final two months with significant debates pending, including the annual budget, increasing oversight on police, and whether to pass new fracking … more
Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force both in the state and nationally. The proposals include … more
A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Feb. 25 in the Colorado General Assembly. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever. In Colorado, 12 cities use the traffic-enforcement … more
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