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4 years 7 months ago

Colorado GOP in Arizona to talk about immigration

Colorado Republicans were in Phoenix Wednesday to learn about Arizona's new immigration enforcement measure and talk about crafting one of their own. Colorado Rep. Kent Lambert, who is running for Senate this year, says he plans to introduce legislation that matches Arizona's law "as identically as possible." Lambert...

4 years 11 months ago

Tuition hike? Try $300 million!

Cash-strapped Colorado families trying to put their kids through college are about to get a real shocker from the state legislature--lawmakers unveiled a major overhaul Wednesday of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more. If...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Chrysler dealers get help from Colorado bill

Two Colorado auto dealers fighting with Chrysler after losing their franchises would get some help from a bill advancing at the Capitol. The Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan bill Tuesday. It would allow dropped dealers to seek termination payments from General Motors and Chrysler if their franchises are awarded...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Colorado senator investigated for mortgage fraud

The Colorado Division of Real Estate is investigating allegations that a state senator and the mortgage company where he works engaged in false advertising. Division Director Erin Toll says state investigators believe Republican Sen. Ted Harvey and the company where he works as a mortgage broker, American Home Funding,...

5 years 1 month ago

Bill would create more oversight of social workers

Gov. Bill Ritter and lawmakers want to create more oversight of social workers charged with protecting children vulnerable to abuse. Ritter plans to announce legislation Thursday to create an independent office to follow up on complaints that social workers aren't properly responding to abuse complaints. In the last three...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado tax hikes would undo tax breaks

The tax hikes lawmakers are rushing to pass to balance the budget would undo about 6 percent of the $2.2 billion in tax credits and exemptions on Colorado's books. They would affect a range of industries, from manufacturing to information technology to agriculture, as well as consumers. Buyers of...

5 years 1 month ago

Sales tax on internet purchases in Colorado

A bill to make Colorado the fourth state to force online retailers like Amazon to charge state sales tax advanced in the legislature Thursday. The Senate Finance Committee backed the proposal--one of 13 tax bills proposed to balance the state budget. Colorado retailers back the bill, saying online retailers...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado committee backs medical marijuana bill

The first attempt to regulate Colorado's medical marijuana industry has passed its first test at the Capitol. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee voted 6-1 Wednesday to back a bill aimed at preventing doctors from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to recreational users. Doctors would have to give...

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