Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

National monuments in crosshairs of review ordered by Trump

DENVER – The Trump administration took aim Wednesday at National Monuments designated in the past two decades, saying states should be protected from federal land grabs. An executive order signed...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Transportation bill dies as Colorado Democrats, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislative Roundup: Bill to push back last call dies

DENVER – The end of the legislative session is creeping up and with it comes a unique way of killing pieces of legislation that are unlikely to survive the two chambers and the Governor’s veto pen:...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education

DENVER – A backdoor attempt to institute an education voucher-like program in Colorado was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 35, which would have provided tax...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible. The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to protect Coloradans rights passes committee

DENVER – While Civic Center Park in downtown Denver was going up in smoke Thursday in celebration of 4/20, the state Legislature was getting ready to hit on a measure to protect Coloradans’...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election transparency measure passes Colorado House

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Friday pushed forward a measure to increase transparency in presidential elections. House Bill 1328, which would require candidates for president and vice president...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transportation bill, relief for hospitals hit roadblocks in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – The future of Colorado’s roads and rural hospitals grew dimmer Thursday at the state Capitol when it was announced that measures aimed at providing relief could die in the closing days of...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

DENVER – The saga of the Village at Wolf Creek entered a new chapter in Denver Wednesday as oral arguments in a pending lawsuit were heard by a federal judge. The controversy spans more than three...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers reach a compromise on construction defects bill

DENVER – Efforts to loosen the construction defects litigation stranglehold on affordable housing in Colorado took a big step forward when a compromise was struck late Tuesday night between...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers move ahead with K-12 marijuana education bank

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are embracing the NBC motto of “the more you know” as they navigate the realities of legalized medical and recreational marijuana. This can been seen in a piece of...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers defeat bill expanding business owners’ ability to deny service

DENVER – An attempt to expand business owners’ ability to deny service to customers based on personal beliefs was defeated by a bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers Tuesday in the Senate. Senate...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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