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State Republicans Eliminate Presidential Poll

REPUBLICANRepublicans in Colorado have decided to diminish their role in the party’s presidential nominating contest. The state party’s executive committee has voted to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party’s March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The delegates Continue reading

Hillary Speaks in Denver

hillaryHillary Clinton slammed Jeb Bush and other Republicans over immigration and women’s health last night. The Democratic presidential candidate went after the former Florida governor at a campaign event in Denver. She seized on his questioning of federal spending on women’s health at a forum in Tennessee earlier in the day. Bush was actually Continue reading

Lawmakers End Legislative Session

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells. The Senate concluded work on a student-testing Continue reading

Lawmakers Retain Rain Barrel Ban

rain barrelColorado’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is sticking around for another year. The state Senate moved yesterday to reject a bill to allow homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. The maneuver was a late-evening vote to delay the bill, meaning it won’t make it to the governor’s desk before lawmakers conclude Continue reading

Legislative Session ends Wednesday

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to Continue reading

Senate Committee Limits Secret Science by EPA

EPA-300A Senate committee voted yesterday to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using ‘secret science’ to back its regulations. The vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee came after the GOP-controlled House repeatedly approved the bill. It previous was stalled in the Democratic-majority Senate. 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

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