Position: As originally reported by Colorado Politics

Colorado nursing education bill runs into roadblock with Hickenlooper administration

A Colorado bill that would allow community colleges to offer four-year nursing degrees has run into problems of the gubernatorial type. House Bill 1086 cleared the Senate Health & Human Services...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper tells ag community future is in outdoor recreation

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said this week that the outdoor recreation industry is one area that can help rural communities rebound economically. In January, the Colorado Convention Center...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado House Republicans offer amendments to remake civil rights commission

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted 10-1 to draft a bill to extend the Colorado Division of Civil Rights and the civil rights commission for nine more years. House Republicans offered...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Idaho stop’ bill would change way cyclists treat stop signs and red lights

A multi-year effort to get Colorado to adopt what’s known as the “Idaho stop” – or the rolling stop for cyclists – won final approval in the state Senate Wednesday, with help from Sen. Don Coram of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rep. Barbara McLachlan’s off-road safety bill motors to Colorado House floor

Driving along the 65-mile Alpine Loop through four Southwest Colorado counties – San Miguel, San Juan, Ouray and Hinsdale – is a breathtaking experience. The former mule trail is now a one-lane...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Interoperable radio communications for school safety passes first test

It’s not just about preventing another Columbine-style school shooting. Handheld radios in schools help employees manage difficult parents or help students get to school when the bus breaks down....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fix to marijuana taxes for special districts headed to Colorado governor

Special districts like the eight-county metro Denver Regional Transportation District and a hospital district on the Western Slope can breathe easier this week after the Colorado state Senate...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State ethics commission asserts authority over home rule cities, counties

In a unanimous vote Monday, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission sent a strong message to “home rule” cities and towns that don’t have ethics policies, as well as to those that believe their...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Joint Budget Committee votes to defund Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The Joint Budget Committee on Thursday deadlocked over 2018-19 funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights, effectively killing the agency’s funding beginning...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Major rural broadband bill clears Colorado Senate, heads to House

A bill that could put up to $100 million into financing rural broadband cleared the Senate on Thursday morning with changes its sponsors say will speed up the process. Senate Bill 2 would take...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado school superintendents launch own effort to reform school finance

Superintendents at all but a handful of Colorado’s 178 public school districts spoke with a unified voice Wednesday to advocate for a legislative ballot measure that they say will fix Colorado’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado House Democrats roll out latest child care bill in family-friendly agenda

Middle-income families who shell out thousands of dollars every year for child care could get a little help from the state under a bill that is expected to show up in the Colorado House today. The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News