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Tag Archives: don coram

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan forward

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s main […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Anti-rolling coal bill on its way to governor

Cyclists, pedestrians and outdoor dining enthusiasts, breathe easier! A bill to stamp out the practice of “rolling coal,” when a driver of a diesel truck […]...

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May 3, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always toe the party line

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian beliefs. […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Republicans walk a tightrope over rural hospital fix

As lawmakers continue to negotiate over the session’s biggest bill – to free up millions of dollars for rural hospitals, instead of cutting funds to the […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate Republican slams door shut on anti-Shariah legislation

A measure that some called “anti-Muslim” failed to gain enough support to clear its first committee hearing last week, with one moderate Senate Republican, Don […]...

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April 17, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Anti-abortion bill killed in GOP-controlled Senate

It’s not a good day when you’re a conservative Republican and can’t even get your anti-abortion bill out of the Republican-controlled Senate. But that’s what […]...

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April 13, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Republicans on State Affairs do about-face, pass contraception bill

Up was down and right was left Wednesday at the state Capitol. You might think that if you witnessed the vote Wednesday afternoon in the […]...

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April 5, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate passes 2017-18 state budget, but not without fights

*Update: the Senate voted 30-5 Thursday morning to approve the 2017-18 state budget. Four Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, voted […]...

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March 30, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

Coal rolling regulation rolls through the House

Imagine you’re sitting down one evening to dinner on the patio of a restaurant. Just as you’re about to take your first bite, a driver […]...

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

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We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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The Home Front: ‘This is the first I’ve viewed the legislation,’ says Cory Gardner, one of 13 senators tasked with writing new healthcare law

Nine out of about a dozen of the state’s largest newspapers carried news on the front page today about a healthcare bill Republicans in the […]

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