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The Daily Sentinel
Capitol topics:
 Student loans ,
death penalties 
and voter rightsCapitol topics: Student loans , death penalties and voter rights DENVER — Hunt
Capitol topics:
 Student loans ,
death penalties 
and voter rights
The Daily Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Capitol topics: Student loans , death penalties and voter rights DENVER — Hunters may soon be able to wear pink, college students won’t get help with their student loans, juries still would have to give unanimous decisions in death penalty trials,... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Colorado death penalty bill dies in committeeThe Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee killed a bill Wednesday by a 3-2 vote t
Colorado death penalty bill dies in committee
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted yesterday
The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee killed a bill Wednesday by a 3-2 vote that would have allowed jurors to impose a death penalty without unanimous consent. Senate Bill 16-064, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, would have reduced... Read more
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Vail Daily
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang fundingGLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang funding
Vail Daily / Posted yesterday
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular Bustang regional transit service that started in July may be on the chopping block if state legislators back a bill that would shift gas tax money away from the... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Conservation Easement bill held over for more workDENVER — After more than two hours of sometimes emotional testimony Tuesday, th
Conservation Easement bill held over for more work
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted yesterday
DENVER — After more than two hours of sometimes emotional testimony Tuesday, the Colorado Senate Finance Committee voted to hold over Senate Bill 16-044 for more research and possible amendment. Committee Chairman Tim Neville said the testimony left... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Panel approves measure to aid areas hit by layoffs DENVER — Sen. Kerry Donovan tried again to get a bill through the Colorado Se
Panel approves measure to aid areas hit by layoffs
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
DENVER — Sen. Kerry Donovan tried again to get a bill through the Colorado Senate to create a special rural economic emergency assistance grant program, to help rural parts of the state most... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Bill could reduce early voting centers in countyDENVER — The Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee pas
Bill could reduce early voting centers in county
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
DENVER — The Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed two bills Monday afternoon that could affect the voting process in Larimer County. The first bill, SB 16-107, which passed unanimously 4-0, requires mandatory minimum... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Bill could reduce early voting centers in countyThe Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed two b
Bill could reduce early voting centers in county
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed two bills Monday afternoon that could affect the voting process in Larimer County. The first bill, SB 16-107, which passed unanimously 4-0, requires mandatory minimum training... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Editorial: Protect the money for BustangWe have plenty about which we can disagree today, nationally, statewide and loc
Editorial: Protect the money for Bustang
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 3 days ago
We have plenty about which we can disagree today, nationally, statewide and locally. In too many cases, we think, ideology drowns out progress. Here are a couple things we think most of us can agree on: Interstate 70 through the mountains is crowded... Read more
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Denver Post
Bill would keep state from testing conservation easement appraisalsThe Colorado Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to hear a bill ai
Bill would keep state from testing conservation easement appraisals
Denver Post / Posted 3 days ago
The Colorado Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to hear a bill aimed at helping landowners who were disallowed tax credits as part of the state's conservation-easement program. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, sponsored Senate Bill... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Leaders to 'get creative' on affordable housingThe city of Loveland's Affordable Housing Commission plans to rewrite the city'
Leaders to 'get creative' on affordable housing
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
The city of Loveland's Affordable Housing Commission plans to rewrite the city's affordable housing code to make it more flexible to various housing needs as they arise. The commission's next meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the City Manager's... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Initial nod given to off-road vehicle bill, while House considers related measure The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday that would all
Initial nod given to off-road vehicle bill, while House considers related measure
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday that would allow local governments to let off-highway vehicles cross state highways that run through... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Interstate 70 traction bill passes Colorado HouseAn Interstate 70 traction bill that was proposed last year was given another sh
Interstate 70 traction bill passes Colorado House
Summit Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
An Interstate 70 traction bill that was proposed last year was given another shot this session, with the recommendation of the Transportation Legislative Review Committee (TLRC). House Bill 1039, intended to clarify current passenger traction law,... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Bill directs car tax 
to roads, bridges, 
not transit projectsBill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects Part of a fee tha
Bill directs car tax 
to roads, bridges, 
not transit projects
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don’t believe that’s right. As a result, the Colorado... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang fundingThe Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular Bustang regional tr
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang funding
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 10 days ago
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular Bustang regional transit service that started in July may be on the chopping block if state legislators back a bill that would shift gas tax money away from the program. Sponsored by state... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Sonnenberg Conservation Easement bill faces Feb. 9 hearingSenate Bill 16-044 is scheduled for a hearing before the Colorado Senate Financ
Sonnenberg Conservation Easement bill faces Feb. 9 hearing
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Senate Bill 16-044 is scheduled for a hearing before the Colorado Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 9, according to the bill's sponsor, Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling. The bill would require the state to stop trying to collect back tax credits,... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
County officials oppose city-backed Senate billStill smarting from a legislative defeat last year that saw counties get a seat
County officials oppose city-backed Senate bill
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Still smarting from a legislative defeat last year that saw counties get a seat at the table for urban renewal authorities, Colorado cities are now demanding what they say is a similar seat at the road and bridge funding table. Colorado Senate Bill... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Democrats try to revive law for parental time off DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday to bring back a 2009 law
Democrats try to revive law for parental time off
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday to bring back a 2009 law that gave parents the right to get unpaid time off from their jobs to attend school events for their children. It’s... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative sessionThe state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session We
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative session
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
The state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session Wednesday, touting the bipartisan accomplishments from a year ago even as election year politics are poised to create a fractious 2016 term. "We can be proud of what we did... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
RH Line calls printed Jan. 14, 2016(Regarding) the caller concerning U.S. property over state property, by purchas
RH Line calls printed Jan. 14, 2016
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 29 days ago
(Regarding) the caller concerning U.S. property over state property, by purchases and conquest: ... The property he mentions are still state properties, with the federal government only allowed 10 square miles of D.C. and the property surrounding... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative sessionThe state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session We
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative session
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 29 days ago
The state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session Wednesday, touting the bipartisan accomplishments from a year ago even as election year politics are poised to create a fractious 2016 term. "We can be proud of what we did... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative sessionThe state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session We
Colorado Senate opens with different tones for the legislative session
Denver Post / Posted 29 days ago
The state's top Republican lawmaker gaveled the Colorado Senate into session Wednesday, touting the bipartisan accomplishments from a year ago even as election year politics are poised to create a fractious 2016 term. "We can be proud of what we did... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Guv talks Broncs, budgetGov. John Hickenlooper said his annual State of the State speech on Thursday wi
Guv talks Broncs, budget
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
Gov. John Hickenlooper said his annual State of the State speech on Thursday will have something for everyone. One of the biggest topics of the session will be over what to do about the state’s annual budget. DENVER — Never mind the state’s budget... Read more
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Roll Call
Republican Jon Keyser Enters Colorado Senate Race Keyser wants to make his campaign against Bennet about national security. (Bi
Republican Jon Keyser Enters Colorado Senate Race
Roll Call / Posted a month ago
Keyser wants to make his campaign against Bennet about national security. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Another, albeit expected, Republican has announced that he’s joining the crowded GOP... Read more
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Vail Daily
State legislators to talk healthcare, transportation and moreEAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Legislature begins its annual 120-day session this
State legislators to talk healthcare, transportation and more
Vail Daily / Posted a month ago
EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Legislature begins its annual 120-day session this week, and the people representing Eagle County know they have work to do. Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democrat who represents Eagle and Routt Counties in the Colorado House... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Legislators ready their bills for 2016 session Hunting in fluorescent pink clothing, bringing more broadband to rural Colora
Legislators ready their bills for 2016 session
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
Hunting in fluorescent pink clothing, bringing more broadband to rural Colorado and removing unnecessary regulatory requirements from businesses and government entities are only a few of the issues that... Read more
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Broomfield Enterprise
After hiccup, Denver-Boulder RTD buses primed to win key traffic privilegeWith Colorado's legislative session set to begin Wednesday, transportation plan
After hiccup, Denver-Boulder RTD buses primed to win key traffic privilege
Broomfield Enterprise / Posted 1 months ago
With Colorado's legislative session set to begin Wednesday, transportation planners can exhale. A bill to allow buses on the shoulder of U.S. 36 should be introduced in short order and with bipartisan support, a Regional Transportation District... Read more

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