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From ditches to creeks, city mapping waterways

Graduate student Duke Douglas is getting first hand look at the City of Westminster’s waterways this summer, ranging from neighborhood ditches and concrete canals to faster streams like Big Dry … more

Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on … more

As the legislative clock runs out, the devil is in the details

Last week our State Legislature finished its 2018 legislative session. Whether they wanted to stop or not, midnight on May 9 was the bewitching hour!! As usual, our coy legislators waited until the … more

Lawmakers conclude session with pension deal

Colorado lawmakers narrowly passed an ambitious plan to rescue the state pension fund from the fiscal brink just minutes before the 2018 legislative session gaveled to a close at midnight May 9. … more

Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, … more

Red flag law makes good sense

If you follow the daily news in America, you are well aware that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings has awoken people and state legislatures that maintaining the status quo on gun … more

Capitol Report: Schools, road funds see gains as budget advances

The Colorado state Senate approved a $28.9 billion state budget — about $2 billion more than last year's — over opposition from only four Republicans and four Democrats. The 26-8 vote on April 5, … more

Bill on transportation funding advances

The state Senate has tentatively approved a bill to ask voters next year if the state can issue $3.5 billion in bonds for roads and bridges while injecting a one-time installment of $500 million into … more

Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost

Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a … more

Rather than quibble, we can find a use for school funding change

Quibbling over funding levels at the Gold Dome among legislators is certainly not a “breaking news” announcement. That’s why I debated whether to write about the latest issue over a calculation … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Senate GOP asks DA to investigate harassment claims

Amid a cloud of sexual-harassment claims and investigations that has lasted months at the Capitol, state Senate Republicans called for claims of unwanted sexual touching to be investigated by the … more

Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17, but … more

Capitol report: A look at what's happening in the state Legislature

Work season for the Colorado state Legislature began in the shadow of sexual-misconduct claims from last fall and amid continued exasperation over rising housing prices and traffic and transportation … more
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