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4 years 3 months ago

Colorado GOP in Arizona to talk about immigration

Colorado Republicans were in Phoenix Wednesday to learn about Arizona's new immigration enforcement measure and talk about crafting one of their own. Colorado Rep. Kent Lambert, who is running for Senate this year, says he plans to introduce legislation that matches Arizona's law "as identically as possible." Lambert...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado lawmakers wrapping up session

Colorado lawmakers are wrapping up their legislative session with several major issues still to be resolved. Bills still to be decided include measures to limit tax breaks for enterprise zones and require teacher evaluations. Lawmakers paid tribute on Wednesday to colleagues who are term-limited, and they also honored...

4 years 7 months ago

Lawmakers object to proposed rafting settlement

A state lawmaker says attempts to reach a settlement between a Taylor River landowner and a rafting company won't affect legislation defining the rights of rafting firms to use private Colorado waterways. House Majority Leader Paul Weissman of Louisville says talks between the landowner who developed a fishing resort...

4 years 7 months ago

Debate on power plant bill delayed in Senate

Debate on legislation to reduce power plant emissions has been postponed in the Senate. Republican Sen. Shawn Mitchell requested the delay Monday, saying lawmakers need more time to review the bill and suggest changes. The abrupt announcement came just after Gov. Bill Ritter joined a group of about...

4 years 8 months ago

Chrysler dealers get help from Colorado bill

Two Colorado auto dealers fighting with Chrysler after losing their franchises would get some help from a bill advancing at the Capitol. The Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan bill Tuesday. It would allow dropped dealers to seek termination payments from General Motors and Chrysler if their franchises are awarded...

4 years 8 months ago

Medical marijuana bill up for vote

Lawmakers who want to regulate the state's growing medical marijuana industry are now willing to let dispensaries operate for profit. But they still want to make sure the state can keep tabs on where their pot is coming from. The modified proposed regulations are up for their first vote...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado committee backs medical marijuana bill

The first attempt to regulate Colorado's medical marijuana industry has passed its first test at the Capitol. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee voted 6-1 Wednesday to back a bill aimed at preventing doctors from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to recreational users. Doctors would have to give...

4 years 11 months ago

Pueblo appears headed for extended pot moratorium

The Pueblo City Council has given preliminary approval to a proposal to extend a moratorium on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries until June 1. Council approved the proposed extension on first reading Monday night and will give the measure final consideration in two weeks. City officials have said they hope state...

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