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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
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
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
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
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 revolutionary new disaster prediction system could be integrated as a tool for first responders statewide. State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp has championed the technology developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that sought to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado and another measure that would have required voters to approve use of the devices. The proposals had bipartisan support from lawmakers who … more
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