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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
Lawmakers have proposed a slew of bills addressing law enforcement procedures, including the creation of a policy group and grant program for police body-worn cameras. In January, 170 police agencies were surveyed and it was found that 47 of … 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
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
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal last week on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver's licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago. The … 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
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
A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval last week in its first test in the state Legislature. The state has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not for people on … more
Two bills to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate last week. Senators approved two bills related to homebuilder product liability. One would give homeowners less time to sue a builder for … more
Colorado's governor has signed into law a crackdown on medical marijuana, one of two measures designed to ferret out people improperly using and selling untaxed marijuana. The law limits caregivers, those who grow pot on behalf of patients, to 99 … more
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