Tag Archives: lawsuits

EPA To End “Sue And Settle”

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced this week that the agency will take steps to eliminate “sue and settle” practices which have been used by environmental groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians, to shape environmental policy in the United States. During the announcement, Pruitt said Continue reading

Governor Signs Bill Making Schools Liable for Violence

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law yesterday by Governor John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident when there are serious injuries or deaths from violence and the school is accused of negligence. With the law, Colorado will be among Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance School Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety advanced in a House committee and is headed for debate by the full chamber. Colorado currently includes schools among government entities that can’t be Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Homeless Rights Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have said no to a bill that would have outlined rights that homeless people have in public. A House committee voted 8-3 yesterday to reject the so-called “Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights.” The measure would have Continue reading

Lawsuit Bill Intended to Curb School Shootings

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate came after an emotional debate Continue reading

McConnell Calls on States to Fight Costly Clean Air Rules

EPA-300Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging states to reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new Clean Air Rules, by refusing to send in state plans. Each state has different target standards they will be required to reach when and if the rules take effect. In an op-ed piece, McConnell said “The Continue reading

Hickenlooper Negotiates Drilling on Roan Plateau

ROANAn aide to Governor John Hickenlooper says the governor doesn’t want western Colorado to lose future revenue because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau.  Hickenlooper’s planning and budget director gave his assurances in a letter to Republican state Representative Continue reading

State’s Gay Marriage Ban May be in Jeopardy

civil-union-3001Colorado‘s gay marriage ban appears to be on thin ice after a court hearing yesterday.  The judge hearing two lawsuits against the ban repeatedly noted that 15 other judges have recently struck down gay marriage bans. C. Scott Continue reading