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Tag Archives: Jerry Sonnenberg

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

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

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

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

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

GOP Senate prez under fire for state transportation tax plan

Reaction from conservative lawmakers and their allies to a transportation bill introduced Wednesday afternoon has been swift and from some, brutal. The plan would seek voter approval to […]...

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March 9, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Indy reporter Marianne Goodland talks statehouse politics on KMGH

Indy reporter Marianne Goodland joined KMGH anchor Nicole Brady on Sunday, April 10 to talk about the latest news from the Colorado General Assembly. Goodland reviewed the […]

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Complaint alleges a Colorado jail guard pepper-gassed a room of Muslim inmates

A corrections officer in a Colorado prison gassed a room full of Muslim inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in part because of their religion, a […]

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