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1 year 8 months ago

Colo. Senate gives initial OK to budget

DENVER (AP) - The Democrat-led Colorado Senate gave initial approval to next year's budget, but not without Republican dissent. The improving economy is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years, and Democrats on Wednesday highlighted the additional funding that's going to public schools and colleges...

2 years 9 months ago

Drilling proposal faces Colorado Senate test

A Republican bill to boost the Colorado oil and gas industry faces its first test Thursday in the Democratic state Senate. The bill would ban local governments from regulating oil and gas drilling. The proposal comes after some Front Range cities and counties have proposed local limits on where drilling...

3 years 7 months ago

State Senate passes health exchange bill

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado health insurance exchange won final approval in the Senate 20-15 on Wednesday, setting up a likely debate over the federal health law in the GOP House. Republicans argued unsuccessfully against the health exchange, which allows individuals and small employers to pool together to lower...

4 years 6 months ago

Senate gives initial OK to pot dispensary rules

The Colorado Senate has given initial approval to proposed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries. Senators endorsed the legislation on Wednesday after making one significant change. The health department will have to come up with rules allowing doctors to waive sales tax on medical marijuana for ill patients. While most...

4 years 8 months ago

Senate backs change in foreclosure sale law

The Colorado Senate is moving to stop what some lawmakers say is a manipulation of foreclosure sales that's depressing home values. Junior lien holders, such as homeowners associations, can try to collect money owed by foreclosed homeowners. They also have the right to buy a property after it is...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado Senate president opposes selling Pinnacol

The leader of the Colorado Senate says he's opposed to selling off a state-created workers' compensation insurer to help balance the budget. President Brandon Shaffer said Monday that he wouldn't authorize late legislation in the Senate to privatize Pinnacol Assurance. Pinnacol recently offered the state $200 million for greater autonomy....

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