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Author : Marianne Goodland

What’s in the proposed 2017-2018 state budget for the average Coloradan

Today, the state Senate began the process of reviewing a $26.8 billion* budget that will cover the operations of state government for the year beginning […]...

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March 27, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Q&A: Why Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg flipped on the hospital provider fee

Republican state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling set off shock waves at the state Capitol this week when he decided to sponsor a bill, along […]...

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March 24, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate’s gun-rights bills shot down by House Democrats

Just one bill to expand gun rights in Colorado is still standing after a state House committee dispatched three pro-gun bills Wednesday. That last remaining […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy dies third year in a row

It took Ericka L. Salerno a lot of courage Wednesday to tell the story of years of abuse, suffered at the hands of those who […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to raise sales tax for transportation passes first test

Lawmakers worked into the evening Wednesday to find the best way, or perhaps the least objectionable way, to begin to fund a backlog of $9 […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Colorado lawmakers hope this is the year to solve the affordable condo crisis

This much perhaps everyone can agree on: Colorado is in an affordable housing crisis, whether you live on the Front Range, Western Slope or the […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Republican Senate leader to back hospital provider fee change

Updated to add comment from Michael Fields of Americans for Prosperity. While conservative lawmakers are squabbling about how to finance an immediate need for $3.5 […]...

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March 21, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

House Democrats approve bill telling Trump administration to back off on immigration

The House Judiciary Committee gave its blessing Thursday night to a bill that would prohibit state or local governments from cooperating with the federal government […]...

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March 17, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Democratic lawmakers take on dark money in elections communications

Last year, at least four campaign fliers showed up in voters’ mailboxes in the Front Range that didn’t disclose who paid for the mailers. As […]...

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March 16, 2017 Campaign Finance, Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Home Front: I-25 expansion, wild turkeys a-roamin’ in Loveland and a housing lottery in Vail

Violent crime is on the upswing in Grand Junction, the Daily Sentinel reports today. That’s in almost all categories, including robberies, weapons violations, trespassing and […]...

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March 15, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Home Front, The Mix

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The Home Front: Suspect in custody for vandalizing the Fort Collins mosque

“A 35-year-old Fort Collins man has been arrested in connection with vandalism Sunday morning at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins,” reports The Loveland Reporter-Herald. […]

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