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Senate committees last week approved two pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the state's construction-defects laws. Proponents looking to reform the laws have argued that lessening the rigid process between homeowners who are seeking … more
Colorado youths made a compelling presentation to state legislators on March 16, showing a young generation's attempt to address and mend statewide issues. The 40 members of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council made their annual policy … more
Each year, a handful of legislators draft a bill known as the Regulatory Reform Act in an effort to tweak new regulation enforcements on small businesses owners. And each year the bill fails. Such was the case for the Regulatory Reform Act of … more
A bill that would have allowed a tax incentive for home health care for senior citizens failed in a House finance committee after concerns over the bill's impact on TABOR refunds outweighed the legislation's attempt to address future financial … more
The Upper Monument Creek (UMC) landscape, which has experienced increasingly severe and costly impacts from wildfire, including the record-setting 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that burned across the … 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
In anticipation of Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s appearance, the Seniors Resource Center had members of its art classes compete in a painting for a work to be presented to the congressman. Perlmutter poses … more
Colorado will begin punishing habitual drunken drivers with felonies and longer prison sentences, one of dozens of new laws taking effect this week. Law enforcement agencies will also have access to records of misconduct for officers they want to … more
Environmentalists and the energy industry have fought decisive battles over fracking in New York, Oklahoma and Texas, but the outcome is unclear in Colorado, where the issue could go to a ballot fight in the 2016 election. A task force convened … more
Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry. The debate has played out many times in the … more
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