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After 10 hours of emotional testimony from more than 100 witnesses, Colorado state representatives rejected the “death with dignity” bill, which would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of medical … more
A number of members of the state House of Representatives are supporting a proposed fracking bill that will require compensation to royalty owners for the value of lost revenue not received due to local governments that elect to implement a … more
There was a fervor for gun legislation at the State Capitol last week with seven proposed measures going through House and Senate committees. Republicans and Democrats dished out party-line votes that left both groups at an impasse on many of … more
Newly elected Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, is hitting back on the decision to sunset the Pay Equity Commission after she introduced a bill to reinstate the state board. “The bill is very simple,” Danielson said. “Really the intent … more
A bill to allow Native Americans with historical ties to Colorado to receive in-state tuition passed the House Education committee by a 6-5 majority vote on Jan. 26. This is the second time the bill has been introduced by Rep. Joe Salazar, … more
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri’s plan for the 2015 session is simple — continue the work he started during his first term by fighting for an economy that works for everyone. “I want an economy that supports every Coloradan, not just the wealthy and … more
State Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, filed a bill that would mend some of the tax-refunding mechanisms outlined in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights by shifting more monies in excess of state revenues to the middle class. It's an … more
The introduction of powdered alcohol is raising concern across the nation, and Colorado is joining other states in attempts to ban the substance through legislation until lawmakers and state officials get a handle on it. Powdered alcohol, dubbed … more
Colorado Rep. Libby Szabo from District 27 was selected as Jefferson County Commissioner for District 1. Szabo, who successfully ran for a third term in November, will be filling the vacancy left … more
In the first batch of proposed bills for the legislative session, Republicans wasted little time introducing repeals on state gun laws. Two separate measures were introduced in the state House, including House Bill 1050 and HB 1009. HB 1050 … more
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