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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

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential 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

Builder Liability Reduction Being Considered in Legislature

co-state-capitol-300The Senate may vote this week to approve bills reducing builder liability for defective construction by reducing the amount of time homeowners have to sue, and by putting new limits on lawsuits from Home Owner 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 Mover Forward with Ban on Using ATM Cards at Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300A second ban on welfare cards being used at pot shops is moving in the Colorado Legislature. The state House approved a bill Friday to add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where electronic benefits cards – called EBTs – can’t be used to withdraw cash. A similar bill has passed in the Senate. But Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Force EPA to Reveal Science

EPA-300The House easily passed a bill yesterday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using “secret science”, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration. The bill, similar to past versions, would require the EPA to make public all details of any scientific research it uses in regulating. If the science isn’t public, the rule Continue reading

Republicans Vote to Repeal Magazine Limits

AR GUNA bill to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines has cleared the Colorado Senate with three Democrats joining every Republican in passing the proposal. The state Senate passed the measure on a 21-13 vote yesterday. The victory for Republicans was no surprise. However, the Democrat-led House is expected to quickly Continue reading

Democrats Refuse Parental Control Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats yesterday killed a Republican bill giving parents broad authority over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from “any Continue reading

Senate Advances Bill to Repeal Magazine Limits

AR GUNColorado Senate Republicans advanced legislation to repeal a Democrat-sponsored law that limits the size of ammunition magazines in response to mass shootings. The 2013 law that bans the sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds passed when Democrats controlled both statehouse chambers. Continue reading

Senate Rejects Western Slope Teen Pregnancy Program Funding

co-state-capitol-300Senate Republicans rejected a bipartisan measure to help fund a counseling program aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and reducing high-school dropout rates. The state-run initiative emphasizes abstinence and teaches Continue reading

House Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

co-state-capitol-300A measure to forbid Colorado mental health professionals from practicing gay conversation therapy with minors has cleared the state House. The proposal passed on a 35-29 vote with one Republican, Representative Daniel Thurlow of Continue reading