Tag Archives: Colorado lawmakers

Mineral Owners Could get Compensation from Anti-Fracking Governments

frackingMineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a bill being considered by Colorado lawmakers. Whether more regulations over fracking are needed is expected to be one of Continue reading

Lawmakers Defeat Right-to-Die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to let terminally ill patients choose when they die with the help of doctor-prescribed medications. Lawmakers on a House committee Friday voted against the proposal 8-5 after about 10 hours of Continue reading

Lawmakers Move Bill to Ban Red Light Cameras Forward

TRAFFIC CAMERASpeeding and red-light cameras would be banned under a measure from Colorado lawmakers. The proposal faced its first vote in a House committee yesterday. The idea has been pitched before but has failed despite bipartisan support. Law enforcement opposes the bill, Continue reading

Lawmakers to Tour Marijuana Dispensaries

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana industry group is taking Colorado lawmakers on a tour of some Denver dispensaries to show them how the pot business works. The tour is sponsored by a new industry group called the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. They’ll be loading up a handful of lawmakers this afternoon to tour some dispensaries and see how Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAColorado lawmakers will take another look at banning speeding and red-light cameras. It’s an idea that has had bipartisan support but that municipalities and law enforcement staunchly oppose. Critics of the cameras call them revenue generators that don’t improve public Continue reading

Colorado Residents May Get Refunds Early

DOLLAR-SIGN-#3Colorado lawmakers may have to refund money to taxpayers sooner than they initially expected. Refunds are a sign of a growing economy. But it also means lawmakers will be restricted in how much money they’ll be able to keep and spend under Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. State economists giving Continue reading

Lawmakers to Consider Caregiver Restrictions

MARIJUANA-300Colorado lawmakers will consider new restrictions on medical marijuana growers during next year’s legislative session. A panel of legislative leaders yesterday approved a bill on a 13-5 vote that would limit how many plants marijuana caregivers can grow for their patients. Currently, caregivers can potentially grow Continue reading

State Lawmakers to Start Marijuana Tax Spending Discussions

MARIJUANA-300After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work today deciding how to spend pot taxes.  Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to appropriate.  Estimates vary widely Continue reading