Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Final construction defects efforts fizzle out at capitol

DENVER – The clock struck 12 on construction defects litigation reform Tuesday when the last two pending pieces of legislation were killed at the Capitol. Senate Bill 45 would have shifted the time...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last-minute fix for Colorado’s roads fails as session nears end

DENVER – The last-minute attempt to fix Colorado’s crumbling roads suffered a blowout Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 303, which would have dedicated 5 percent of sales tax revenue to...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Effort to repeal Colorado health exchange dies

DENVER – State Senate Republicans are taking a step back from their own healthcare repeal and replace efforts because of a lack of concrete movement on the national level. Senate Bill 3, which...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hospital Provider Fee reform continues to move forward

DENVER – Financial relief for Colorado’s hospitals and promotion of rural areas is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Senate gave preliminary approval to a Christmas tree bill that...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill to increase price of hunting, fishing licenses dies in committee

DENVER – The herd of outdoors people who testified in favor of letting the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife take more of their money will have to regroup and try again next year. House Bill...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction defects reform clears the Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers came together Thursday to push through a piece of legislation they hope will thaw a frigid affordable housing market. House Bill 1279, which contains several provisions aimed at...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Deal reached at Colorado Capitol to save hospitals from millions in cuts

DENVER – Lawmakers announced Thursday that they have reached a deal that would spare hospitals from losing millions of dollars or potentially, in some rural areas, shutting down. The only question...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is. House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second go at ‘sanctuary city’ legislation dies in committee

DENVER – A second attempt to crackdown on “sanctuary city” policies was stuck down Wednesday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 281, which would hold government employees...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s first Public Lands Day to be celebrated this year

DENVER – Colorado officially has a day set aside to celebrate the abundance of public lands enjoyed by Coloradans and tourists from around the world. Gov. John Hickenlooper read a proclamation...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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