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Tag Archives: Jerry Sonnenberg

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

Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, who is running for governor as a Republican, said after thinking about it […]...

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May 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Governor considers special session on roads, broadband

Two of the biggest state issues that weren’t settled in the 2017 legislative session may get one more shot this year. Gov. John Hickenlooper said […]...

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

Bill to save rural hospitals on its way to the governor

With the 11-hour passage today—the final day of the state’s 2017 General Assembly—of a sweeping and hard-fought-for bill to spare rural hospitals from decimating budget […]...

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May 10, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Bill to save rural hospitals survives Republican headwinds, up for final vote

The sweeping omnibus bill to save rural hospitals, provide a one-time funding boost to rural schools and a tax break for small business is just […]...

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May 9, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What’s on tap for the last week of the 2017 legislative session

It’s called sine die, pronounced see-NAY dee-AY. It translates loosely to “on this day and no more.” On Wednesday, the General Assembly is expected to finish […]...

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May 8, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Deal to save rural hospitals clears first hurdles

The measure to save rural hospitals cleared two major steps in the state Senate today, first winning over the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday morning and then […]...

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

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many times […]...

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May 4, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Lawmakers pull provider fee bill back from the brink, negotiations continue

The state Capitol erupted this morning in dueling press conferences as lawmakers worked to salvage a deal that would convert the state’s hospital provider fee […]...

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May 1, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Provider fee deal falling apart, rural schools say “leave us out.”

State lawmakers were within handshake’s reach of a long sought-after bill that would free up millions of dollars to save hospitals, help rural schools and begin […]...

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May 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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As GOP El Paso County Commissioners redraw their own district lines, progressive activists have a message: We’re watching

Democrats in Colorado’s heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district […]

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