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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

Oil and gas tampering bill moves on to state House

The state Senate this morning gave its final okay to a bill that would make tampering with oil and gas equipment a felony punishable by […]...

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February 28, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, 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

Senate Republicans to take on energy in next session

With a new pro-fossil fuels administration headed to Washington, Republicans in the state Senate are seizing the opportunity to shore up Colorado’s sluggish mining and […]...

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December 5, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Oil and Gas commission appointments rile Senate Dems

Six members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission won reappointment to the seven-member body, Monday. But that vote in the state Senate didn’t […]...

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May 10, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

‘Obamacare’ long war haunts bill on EPA carbon-emissions plan

DENVER — Obamacare was the unlikely elephant in the room Thursday during a state Energy Committee hearing about a new bill that would rework the […]...

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April 10, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hickenlooper vetoes transparency bill on public-private dealmaking

"It’s disappointing when we seemingly trust Wall Street and bankers more than we do the people and their representatives to protect taxpayer dollars."...

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June 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Guv signs budget; local-control ghost bill makes racket; lots of bills pass

This year's "long bill" includes more money for public safety, $144 million for flood and wildlife recovery and $100 million to make higher education in the state more affordable....

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April 30, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Inequality blues; US-36 cloak and dagger

It's simple, to solve inequality in America, you just take $4 trillion from the top 40 percent and give it to the bottom 60 percent. That'll work....

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February 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Dead bills: A day in the life of the Senate kill committee

Today, Senator Lundberg sits before the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee with the tired look of a man facing a forgone conclusion....

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February 12, 2014 Education, Politics, The Beats

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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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