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A pair of funding measures that will provide schools with nearly $500 million in new revenue passed the House with bipartisan support last week. Although the bills received Republican votes, several House GOP members raised concerns that the … more
A bill that would create a felony DUI in Colorado is gaining momentum at the Capitol. The House on April 10 gave initial approval to legislation that would require prison time for drunken drivers who rack up their third DUI in a seven-year … more
An effort to revive a bill that sought to restrict most uses of cell phones while driving has failed to move forward. However, the bill will be studied by a special committee over the summer. And … more
The expansion of a job-growth incentive tax credit is gaining momentum at the Legislature. Under current law, businesses can earn income tax credits over a five-year period for every job they create in Colorado. The new bill would expand the … more
The potential health impacts of oil and gas operations among Front Range residents will be studied, under a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. But increased costs to the legislation that were added during a recent House … more
A bill that seeks to provide tuition relief for out-of-state American Indian students will be scaled back because of difficulties over the cost assessment of the legislation, according to the bill … more
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
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