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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 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

Lawmakers Mulling over Constitutional Changes Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado residents would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week. A House committee yesterday advanced a measure to require that citizen petitions have fiscal impact Continue reading

Minimum Wage Bill Fails

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic effort to allow cities to raise the minimum wage in Colorado has failed in the state Legislature. A GOP-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday not to allow local governments to set wages above the statewide Continue reading

Lawmakers Adjust Homeowner Liability Laws

co-state-capitol-300Colorado developers and homebuilders have been pushing for years to limit liability from unhappy home buyers. A renewed effort to make it harder to sue builders for cracks, shifts or other flaws in a new home passed its first test Monday 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

State Health Exchange May get Review

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado is poised to give its health insurance exchange a new review. A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill to order a more thorough audit for the state-run exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. The audit was a priority for Republicans last year, but the proposal failed amid concerns that the exchange Continue reading

State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Continue reading