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Private-public road construction partnerships moved one step closer to having greater oversight with a bill that passed the House on May 5. Senate Bill 197 is a response to grumblings over the U.S. 36 road construction process, perceived by some as being too secretive. more
An effort that dies every year suffered another death this Legislative session as a Senate committee on May 6 killed a bill that sought to create a felony drunken-driving penalty in Colorado. The bill would have made a person's third DUI in seven … more
A bill that would have created a study of the health impacts of oil and gas drilling on Front Range residents died in a state Senate committee on April 29. The bill — which increased in cost over time — was killed in the Senate Appropriations … more
A bill that would have allowed marijuana to be used as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder failed in a House committee on April 28. House Bill 1364 would have added PTSD to a list of eight other conditions that qualify sufferers for medical marijuana treatment. more
After cruising through the Senate, the House this week put the breaks on a bill that sought to ban red light cameras and photo radar systems in Colorado. The legislation officially met its demise during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on April 30, but the bill sponsor, House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, had pretty much accepted its defeat before it even got there. more
A bill that aims to provide more transparency into the goings-on of public-private road contracts is advancing at the Capitol — a response to concerns over the handling of current U.S. 36 construction efforts. Although the bill has bipartisan … more
Another prison reform bill, spurred by last year’s murder of a Department of Corrections director, is advancing through the Legislature. Senate Bill 64 would prohibit prisons from placing inmates who have serious mental illnesses in isolated … more
More than $30 million — money earmarked for education that has been sitting idle for four years — will be freed up to help low- and middle-income students pay for college, under a bill that passed the House last week. House Bill 1384 creates … more
Three Republican gubernatorial hopefuls tried to stand apart from one another — while getting in plenty of shots at Gov. John Hickenlooper along the way — during an April 24 debate held … more
For those who were adamantly opposed to a bill that would require parents to be better educated about child vaccinations, the possible final version of the legislation shouldn't hurt a bit. more
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