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Tag Archives: KC Becker

Governor signs omnibus rural Colorado bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill that is expected to help save up to a dozen rural hospitals and provide much-needed […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

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

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

Colorado House to AG Coffman: no extra money for you this year

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 17: the House did not vote this morning on a request to reconsider the Department of Law supplemental budget request and the […]...

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February 16, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Americans for Prosperity flex muscles at the statehouse

A year ago, then-state Senate President Bill Cadman, a Colorado Springs Republican, told a gathering of the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity that if […]...

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February 15, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Colorado General Assembly begins its 2017 session next week. Here’s what you can expect.

Quick — name the biggest accomplishment of the 2016 General Assembly. And no fair counting the budget — it’s the only thing lawmakers legally are […]...

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January 4, 2017 #coleg notebook, Capitol Dispatch, Capitol Notebook, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby are proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for learning and community engagement on the important […]

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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]

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