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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In the race for Congressional District 7 seat, voters opted to retain consistency, electing incumbent Ed Perlmutter for a fifth term. “Everybody at every level worked so hard to help us win a … more
After 10 hours of emotional testimony from more than 100 witnesses, Colorado state representatives rejected the “death with dignity” bill, which would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of medical … more
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