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In a year of stern attention on Republican election bills in conservative states, the Democratic Senate Bill 250 slid onto the Colorado General Assembly's agenda quietly when it was introduced three-quarters of the way through the legislative session and had its first hearing on May 4. Continue Reading

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House lawmakers worked late into the evening and on into the early hours of Friday morning on amendments to House Bill 1232, the so-called public option bill. The bill won approval on a preliminary vote and heads to a recorded vote on Friday. Continue Reading

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The funding in House Bill 21-1290 from House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, and Rep. Perry Will, R-New Castle, would represent the first real money pumped into the Office of Just Transitions. That office came about through 2019 legislation that called for creation of a transition plan to assist communities and workers whose coal-related industries and jobs "are subject to significant economic transition." Continue Reading

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Late nights, lack of sleep, stress and with a little more than three weeks left in the 2021 General Assembly session to debate the most contentious bills of the year are leading to blowups, such as the one that took place on Wednesday in the House and a minor repeat on Thursday. Continue Reading

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Colorado Politics obtained the April 22 opinion authored for CMS by Conklin, Cardone & Rutberg, which states that "it is well-established that physicians and other licensed health care providers have an inalienable constitutionally-protected right in the privilege to practice granted by their licensure." Continue Reading

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Denver and Rep. Joe Neguse of Lafayette have emerged as two of the most members of Congress on preserving public lands in Colorado, and the title of Biden's initiative, America the Beautiful, gets its name from the beloved song first drafted by Katharine Lee Bates after her visit to the top of Pikes Peak in 1893. Continue Reading

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The Wittners have chronicled a tragedy to reporters across Colorado and the country. They've described the years of heavy use, from the time of the surgery to when she finally settled into a treatment program in 2015. They share it because their tragedy is both intensely personal and strikingly familiar, a Broomfield family fighting its own battle against an enemy that killed record numbers of Coloradans last year. Continue Reading