Tag Archives: Colorado Senate

Bill Would Encourage Spending Lottery Proceeds on Bike Trails

Bicycle 32A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee started work yesterday on a bill to encourage Parks and Wildlife and local governments to spend a portion of the net lottery Continue reading

Senate to Take up Same-sex Unions

civil-union-3001The Colorado Senate is headed for a showdown over same-sex unions. A Democratic senator has proposed a bill to smooth Colorado’s transition from civil unions to same-sex marriage equality. The measure would answer questions like: Do Continue reading

Colorado Republicans Take Control Of State Senate

Ballot-300Republican Representative Bob Rankin has retained his seat as the District 57 State Representative. Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties are in Rankin’s district. Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush took the District 26 State Representative seat. Routt County is in the 26th District.  Democrats are projected to Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Gets Political

ebolaThe Ebola outbreak is becoming a subject of debate in the Colorado Senate race. It began last week at a debate in Pueblo. Democratic Senator Mark Udall attacked his Republican challenger for voting to cut $300 million from the Centers for Disease Control, which is charged with containing the disease in the United States. On Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Bill Passes Senate

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Senate passed the marijuana edibles bill which includes a mandate for rules on how edibles look in order to prevent accidental ingestions.  The bill requires edible marijuana products to be marked with a standard symbol, indicating that the product contains marijuana and is not Continue reading