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Bill Allowing Pot Use on Probation Hits Governor’s Desk

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado bill to allow medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole is on its way to the governor’s desk. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. A bill that passed the senate 34-1 yesterday would change that policy so those with permission to use marijuana for medical Continue reading

Legislature Protects Yoga Training Programs from State Regulation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation. The bill passed after about 80 yoga training Continue reading

House Debates Budget This Week

Co-State-Capital-300This week it’s the House’s turn to debate and vote on the state’s $25 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. The GOP-controlled Senate has already approved it on a largely partisan vote, leaving Democrats upset over not getting funding for some of their priorities, such as affordable housing grants and money for a Continue reading

Lawmakers Adjusting Investor Requirements

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have agreed to expand investment in private start-up companies by sending the governor a bill to expand the pool of potential investors. A bill approved by the Senate yesterday would make Colorado at least the 15th Continue reading

Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: 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

State GOP Changes Leadership

REPUBLICANColorado Republicans have ousted their state party chairman over concerns that the GOP should be in better shape. GOP chairman Ryan Call lost re-election Saturday at the annual GOP convention in Centennial. Call was seeking a third term, but lost to former gubernatorial candidate Steve House of Adams County. Even though the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Threatens Vetoes on Both Sides of the Aisle

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado’s governor has firm words for lawmakers entering the second half of the legislative session. He hinted yesterday that he’s not sold on measures coming from both parties. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters that he doesn’t support repealing a limit on ammunition magazines. That’s a priority for Continue reading

Ban on Microbeads Nearing Final Approval

MICROBEADSA ban on tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products is nearing final approval in the Colorado Legislature. The Senate voted yesterday in favor of a bill banning microbeads by 2020. One more procedural vote sends the ban to the governor’s desk. The microbeads turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and Continue reading

Beauprez Joins Steamboat Institute

BEAUPREZThe Steamboat Institute has announced that Bob Beauprez has joined its Board of Directors. Beauprez is a Colorado native, buffalo rancher, author, former dairyman and Member of Congress. In 2002, Beauprez was elected as Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears from Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Members of the governor’s drilling task force got a split message on their latest trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle yesterday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials Continue reading

Colorado Oil And Gas Task Force To Meet In Rifle

The “Colorado Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Task Force” will hold it’s 4th meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Rifle. The task force was created last September by Colorado Continue reading