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Boyd calls Stephens’ amendment ‘poison pill’ as healthcare bill passes out...

Bipartisan co-sponsorship of a bill to set up a public healthcare exchange in Colorado appears now to be on shaky ground after House Majority Leader Amy Stephens, R-Monument, broke a pact between herself and Democratic cosponsor Sen. Betty Boyd, D-Lakewood, by pushing what Boyd called a "poison pill" amendment.

Critics say beer law could cause microbrews to run dry

Craft brewers and liquor store owners Wednesday argued against a billthat would see convenience stores across the state able to expand their offerings to include full-strength beer. While liquor store owners said the sudden expansion of the market could cause layoffs, and craft brewers predicted a reduction in one of Colorado's growing industries, legislators said their recent approval of Sunday beer sales had stripped convenience stoires of needed revenue.

Bill coming soon to establish Colorado health exchange

A bipartisan bill that would develop the specifics of a Colorado health exchange will be introduced late this week or early next week according to bill sponsor Sen. Betty Boyd, D-Lakewood.

Kagan bill to help school-based health clinics passes House unanimously

State Rep. Daniel Kagan's, D-Denver, bill to allow school-based health clinics to waive co-pays passed the House unanimously today on final reading.

In cash-strapped Colorado, consensus building for more school-based health care

State Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Denver, let the fleeting pleasant experience wash over him: His bill to make school-based health care more accessible, HB 11-1019, passed out of committee on a unanimous vote.

Colorado voter registration bill is a solution in search of a...

Colorado Senator Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, told the Colorado Independent Tuesday that a bill requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote would protect the integrity of one of Colorado’s most sacred systems. Others disagreed.

Lambert to introduce Arizona-style immigration legislation for Colorado

Colorado legislators are poised to introduce immigration legislation that may mimic that in Arizona. Critics say it could cost the state a fortune.

Senate Dems elect leadership for 2011 session

Democrats in the Colorado State Senate today announced their leadership for the 2011 session. They are: Senate President: Sen. Brandon Shaffer (SD-17, Longmont) Senate President Pro...

Colorado maternity coverage expanded by law signed today

Colorado women not enrolled in insurance group plans won maternity coverage today, as Gov. Bill Ritter signed HB 1021 into law at Children's Hospital....

Schultheis bill to criminalize fetus killing fails to advance

DENVER-- Colorado Springs Christian conservative state Senator Dave Schultheis failed in his bid to redefine fetus-killing First Degree murder Wednesday. His bill, which detractors saw as a back-door attempt to work an anti-abortion "personhood" law onto the books, failed to pass out of committee.
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