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A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado General Assembly. On Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 177, which addresses the construction-defects law. The law governs how … more
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
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
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
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
Medical marijuana growers and patients are inching closer to potential regulations. The Colorado Senate's Health and Human Services Committee has unanimously passed a comprehensive bill concerning a variety of medical marijuana issues that are not regulated by the state's revenue department. more
A high school student who was the victim of repeated bullying on social media looked on from her wheelchair Feb. 13 as the Colorado House advanced legislation that would create new criminal penalties for online harassment. The sponsor of House … 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
Restaurant distilleries could be a new business choice in Colorado after a bill defining guidelines for distillery pubs passed out of its first House committee last week. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, with Senate co-sponsorship by Sen. … more
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