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One way or another, the state will soon free up money to get an unfunded aerial firefighting fleet off the ground. The governor's office and legislative leaders are on board with a spending plan … more
The Democrat-majority state House passed a $23 billion budget on March 28 that will increase funding for education, aid flood and wildfire victims, and will bolster reserves by stashing away millions in “rainy day” dollars. But only one … more
Colorado's new gun laws are “burdensome” and “a symbolic gesture that does not improve public safety,” a lawyer said on the first day of testimony of a trial that takes on the legislation passed in 2013. But a state's attorney said that … more
A bill that would have allowed for Colorado's health insurance marketplace to face a state audit died on a party-line vote in a Democrat-controlled Senate committee on March 26. The bill had received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House, … more
As wildfire season approaches, several Colorado state lawmakers are pushing the state to secure its own aerial firefighting fleet. Republican State Sen. Steve King, Senate President Morgan Carroll and Senate Minority leader Bill Cadman are behind … more
A Democrat-sponsored bill that would re-shape how voters cast ballots in recall elections passed the Senate on March 28, as Republicans cried foul. The bill would allow people more time to vote … more
School districts would have greater flexibility in deciding how much weight student academic performance would have in evaluating teachers under a bill that passed a Senate committee on March … more
Colorado's long-underfunded public school system would receive an additional $300 million in funding and increased per-pupil dollars, under a pair of school finance bills that cleared a House committee on March 19. However, the battle over how … more
Legislation that would have banned the sale of cigarettes to people younger than 21 died in a House committee on March 19. The bill received support from those who believe that smoking is a societal ill and who want to see more done to keep … more
Colorado's economy grew stronger in 2013 and that momentum is expected to continue through the coming years, factors that will contribute to a state general fund budget for next year that will exceed … more
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