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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
Medical marijuana growers and patients are inching closer to potential regulations. The Colorado Senate's Health and Human Services Committee has unanimously passed a comprehensive bill concerning a variety of medical marijuana issues that are not regulated by the state's revenue department. more
Restaurant distilleries could be a new business choice in Colorado after a bill defining guidelines for distillery pubs passed out of its first House committee last week. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, with Senate co-sponsorship by Sen. … more
Republicans in Colorado’s Senate advanced a pro-fracking measure Feb. 20 that makes a statement in advance of a long-awaited report on new limits on the oil and gas industry. The Senate bill would penalize local governments that limit drilling … more
The state Legislature moved closer Feb. 12 to a partisan showdown over granting driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The GOP Senate gave preliminary approval last week to a bill blocking funds for the state agency that … more
A high school student who was the victim of repeated bullying on social media looked on from her wheelchair Feb. 13 as the Colorado House advanced legislation that would create new criminal penalties for online harassment. The sponsor of House … more
A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado General Assembly. On Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 177, which addresses the construction-defects law. The law governs how … more
A revolutionary new disaster prediction system could be integrated as a tool for first responders statewide. State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp has championed the technology developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder … more
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