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Tipton To Serve On Natural Resources Committee

Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has announced he will serve on two different committees during the next congressional session. Tipton will serve on the House Financial Committee on Natural Resources, and will be the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Service Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As a member of the Natural Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Ending Rain Barrel Ban

Co-State-Capital-300Some Colorado lawmakers are considering ending the state’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels despite a similar effort failing last legislative session. The Water Resources Review Committee Tuesday approved drafting a bill that would allow residents to collect precipitation in barrels. The legislative Continue reading

Baumgardner to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Craig

randy baumgardner 1200State Senator Randy Baumgardner will be in Craig Thursday for a town hall style meeting. The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting the visit. Baumgardner will talk to residents about the upcoming legislative session, and will take Continue reading

Partisan Differences Slow Down Legislature

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado legislative session that concluded this week was among the most sharply partisan in memory – even for a state where political division is the order of the day. A Republican Senate and a Democratic House spent much of the term Continue reading

Senate Committee Rejects Body Camera Bill

body cameraA measure to expand the use of officer-worn body cameras in Colorado has failed in the state Senate despite having bipartisan support and the backing of law enforcement. The bill was one of about a dozen lawmakers have considered this year in response to allegations of police Continue reading

Lawmakers Debating Law Enforcement Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Three bills aimed at expanding oversight on Colorado law enforcement are starting to move through the Senate as the legislative session nears its end. One proposal would encourage the use of officer body-worn cameras through a grant Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6th. In what’s expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, 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

Mineral Owners Could get Compensation from Anti-Fracking Governments

frackingMineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a bill being considered by Colorado lawmakers. Whether more regulations over fracking are needed is expected to be one of Continue reading

Legislature has Busy Week Ahead

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have a packed fourth week of the 2015 legislative session. Republicans have tried and failed to pass a law making repeat DUIs a felony. This year, the effort has the backing of Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. A bill Continue reading

Lawmakers to Address Possible Refunds to Taxpayers

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers will address budgetary surpluses that require refunds to taxpayers during the legislative session that begins this week. It’ll be a busy four months for lawmakers who will also tackle government control over Continue reading

State Democrats Keep Slim Majority in House

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised. They lost the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and have a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. Still, Democrats have more leverage than Republicans to dictate Continue reading