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2 years 2 weeks ago

Coroner system may face an update in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to update the state's Old West-style coroner system. The state's 63 county coroners are mostly elected and aren't required to have a medical degree. They operate under laws written in the days when Western coroners did little more than collect bodies after...

2 years 11 months ago

CO lawmakers enter final month

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are entering their final month of the 2012 session with plenty left to do - but without the caustic atmosphere one might expect in the closing days of an election year. The state's divided Legislature has until May 9 to balance the budget and make...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Co lawmakers pay could be in trouble

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers would have to forgo their pay and benefits if they don't agree on a budget on time under a proposal that gets its first hearing in the state Senate. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer, the bill sponsor, says the idea is a popular one with...

4 years 5 months ago

Children's groups rally against tax measures

Colorado lawmakers, firefighters, school officials and children's organizations are gathering to speak out against three tax-limiting initiatives on the November ballot. Tuesday's rally at the state Capitol is being organized by opponents from Every Child Matters and Tennyson Center for Children. They say the initiatives will be harmful to...

4 years 7 months ago

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it. The resolution reads as follows: The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado lawmakers wrapping up session

Colorado lawmakers are wrapping up their legislative session with several major issues still to be resolved. Bills still to be decided include measures to limit tax breaks for enterprise zones and require teacher evaluations. Lawmakers paid tribute on Wednesday to colleagues who are term-limited, and they also honored...

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado lawmakers reviewing workers' comp

A Senate committee is holding hearings on plans to keep a tighter rein on Colorado's workers' compensation program. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing legislation Wednesday that would change the makeup of the board of directors, cap the company's surplus and limit surveillance. Lawmakers say the company needs tighter regulation...

5 years 2 months ago

Lawmakers take aim at uranium mills

The water in the containment ponds at the Cotter Uranium Mill near Cañon City is a dingy yellow/brown color, tinted by the million of tons of heavy metals and toxic waste stored in them. The linings of the ponds are slowly leaking contaminating the groundwater around the mill. ...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado lawmakers introduce dozens of bills

Colorado lawmakers have introduced dozens of new bills on the first day of their 120-day session. Among the proposals introduced Wednesday are bills that would allow police to confiscate handicapped parking placards that are being misused and barring phone companies from delivering phone directories unless customers request one. Another would...

5 years 3 months ago

Colorado lawmakers seek to extend Pinon Canyon ban

As President Obama announces the addition of 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan, four members of Colorado's congressional delegation are asking lawmakers to extend a ban on spending money to expand the Army's Pinon Canyon training site, used by Fort Carson to train soldiers for battle in Afghanistan. Sens. Mark Udall...

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