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Lawmakers Vote Down Maternal Warnings at Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women has been rejected by Republicans who considered the requirement unfair. A bill to require the stores to post maternal warning signs had the support of some Republicans and the state Health Department. But a Senate committee voted 5-4 Continue reading

Bill would Give States Limited Control over Federal Lands

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republicans are joining GOP colleagues in other Western states trying to exert more control over federal lands. The state Senate gave preliminary approval yesterday to a bill giving state and local authorities so-called “concurrent Continue reading

Gun Laws Debated Monday

AR GUNRepublicans got their last chance of the year yesterday to change Colorado’s firearm laws. Lawmakers considered several proposals, including two bills to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013. The GOP-controlled Senate has already passed legislation to repeal a 15-round limit on Continue reading

Democrats Vote to Allow People to Claim False Gender

Co-State-Capital-300A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing gender-reassignment surgery has won initial approval in the Colorado House. The bill would also allow people to have their original birth certificates sealed, instead of having them marked to say that the gender has been changed. 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

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

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

Lawmakers Compromise on Program to Give Illegal Immigrants Drivers Licenses

licenseA Colorado program that lets illegal immigrants get driver’s licenses will be operational in three locations around the state instead of one under a deal struck by lawmakers. The compromise agreed to yesterday gives the state Department of 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

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

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