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Colorado Defends Pot Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado defended its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday was the deadline for Colorado to respond to a legal challenge from Oklahoma and Nebraska. The lawsuit challenges Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana and is one of four lawsuits that aim to dismantle the young Continue reading

Republicans Plan Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bill. Senate President Bill Cadman announced Friday that legislation to extend legal Continue reading

Kristen Johnson Formally Charged in Murder Case

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Kristen Johnson, who is accused of helping her husband kill a Steamboat man. The charges were filed yesterday, in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. They include 1st degree murder, 2nd degree burglary, child abuse, Continue reading

Legislature Approves New Tire Chain Rules

co-state-capitol-300A bill to require all motorists in Colorado to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado’s major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for Continue reading

Gardner Presses Importance of States’ Water Rights

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has introduced an amendment to the Senate budget which would protect privately held water rights and permits from federal overreach. Gardner’s amendment would recognize the long-standing authority to manage water according to state law and protects against federal takeover of water rights and Continue reading

Exotic Lice Found on Front Range Deer

colorado parksWildlife officials have confirmed Colorado’s first case of exotic chewing lice in a mule deer east of Denver. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the deer, which has been euthanized, was found struggling to survive by a Watkins-area rancher February 13th. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has since confirmed the deer was Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators gave initial approval to three proposals aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. The Senate Judiciary Committee took up the bills Continue reading

Lawmakers Giving up on Changes to Pot Edibles

ediblesColorado may throw a white flag on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market – making sure that edible pot products can’t be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote today would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have a distinct look when out of the Continue reading

Compromise Reached on Program to Provide Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseA compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is heading to the governor’s desk. The bipartisan agreement partially funds a request from the state Department of Revenue to collect and spend Continue reading

Lawmakers Working on Minimum Wage Proposals

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic push to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched an early success yesterday at the Capitol. A House committee approved a bill to allow local governments to set their own minimum wages in excess of the state minimum Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Relaxing Ban on Rain Barrels

co-state-capitol-300Backyard rain barrels are illegal in Colorado – but they’re widely used, and state lawmakers are considering changing the law to allow them. A bill that won preliminary approval in the state House Friday would allow homeowners to use up to two Continue reading