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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
Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first: the first government standards for marijuana testing. A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature last week would create statewide laboratory standards for the state's … more
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
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