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Tag Archives: hospital provider fee

Political strong-arming, or just a simple mistake? You decide

Updated at 3:40 p.m. to add statement from Rep. Daneya Esgar of Pueblo on her vote. For the past 15 days, House Democrats have held […]...

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

Legislative session erupts into shouts and accusations over negotiations on major bills

Updated to add response from Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran and House Majority Leader KC Becker. The state Capitol erupted Tuesday morning into a […]...

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April 20, 2017 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

Rural funding bill survives first crucial test

A Senate committee today put a bipartisan stamp of approval on its most significant legislation of the session, a measure that its sponsors hope will […]...

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April 11, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s what you need to know before Tuesday’s hearing.

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and transportation […]...

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April 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

State lawmakers add and subtract on the state’s premier budget document

Update: as of 8:02 p.m., Republican Rep. Dave Williams of Colorado Springs asked that the budget bill (more than 600 pages) be read at length. […]...

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April 6, 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

MAP: How much money could your hospital lose next year?

Hospitals across the state are rejoicing today over legislation Colorado Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg introduced Monday night to reclassify the Hospital Provider Fee. The bill would eliminate […]...

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March 28, 2017 Health, 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

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

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EVENT: People’s Climate March this Saturday

Environmental groups and social-, racial- and economic justice groups will be marching for climate action this Saturday in Denver and 11 other cities in Colorado. […]

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