Colorado State Senate

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Colorado bill makes birth control more accessible for women

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that makes contraceptive medicine more accessible for women. House Bill 1186, sponsored by Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, requires insurance...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Letter calls for ethics investigation of Sen. Don Coram

DENVER – State Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is getting some heat for a bill he carried during the 2017 legislative session because of a perceived conflict of interest. Senate Bill 117, which...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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71st General Assembly: Legislative session touted as most production in years

The recently adjourned 71st session of the Colorado General Assembly moved the state forward on a variety of fronts, to a degree not seen in previous years, thanks to a willingness to compromise by...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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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

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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

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Last-minute fix for Colorado roads clears Senate committee

DENVER – A last-minute attempt to place a Legislature-initiated transportation funding solution on the November ballot cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, but faces an uphill battle to survive in the...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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GOP kills Trump inspired tax return disclosure bill

DENVER – A Democratic-backed effort to force presidential candidate to disclose their tax returns met its end Monday in a GOP-held committee. House Bill 1328, which would have made the disclosure...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Bill to prevent federal violations of Colorado constitutional rights dies

DENVER – A measure to protect Coloradans from federal overreach was unexpectedly killed Monday at the request of the bill sponsor. House Bill 1331, which would prohibit state agencies from...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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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

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Colo. lawmakers take step to ease vaccine opt-out process

DENVER – An attempt to ease the process for parents who want to opt out of required vaccinations for their children in public school was passed Thursday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 250,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Effort to impose mandates on abortion providers fails in state Senate

DENVER – A bill that would have dictated the conversation doctors must have with women seeking abortions and added additional clerical hoops to jump through was killed Thursday in the...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News