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1 year 10 months ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

1 year 10 months ago

Debate grows over renewable energy bill

CALHAN - A strong effort is underway to sway governor John Hickenlooper into either signing or vetoing a new renewable energy bill. Senate Bill 13-252 mandates rural electric cooperatives produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. Previous...

2 years 1 week ago

Corrections director remembered for his reforms

COLORADO SPRINGS - His colleagues called him a visionary leader. Slain Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements introduced a number of reforms during his two years in charge of the state prison system. Clements presided over an era of declining inmate populations and championed ideas to keep the population...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Gov. Hickenlooper signs many bills into law

Governor John Hickenlooper signs 21 bills into law today. This includes a bill for tuition for dropout recovery program students which means students who participate in those programs will receive payment. Plus a bill to promote water conservation of designated ground water. That means there will be safeguards...

2 years 3 months ago

5 topics for CO's marijuana regulators

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's new marijuana regulators will consider five areas for potential recreational pot rules. The areas of concern are: - REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: The task force will look at big-picture regulation questions, including which alcohol regulations make sense for use on pot. - LOCAL AUTHORITY: Marijuana regulators will examine...

2 years 9 months ago

Legislators worry bath salts ban isn't enough

The street drug known as 'bath salts' is outlawed in Colorado after a string of drug-induced, flesh-eating attacks made national headlines. But as News 5 found, the drug is still very much available on the streets of Colorado Springs. Despite Governor Hickenlooper banning the sale and distribution of bath...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor Hickenlooper signs 30+ bills

Just before the Memorial Day weekend Governor Hickenlooper put his pen to paper for a long list of bills passed during this year's legislative session. Here is what he thinks is worthy to add to other bills he has all ready signed: HB11-1064 Parole Presumption Certain Drug Offender Waller/...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Governor to discuss prison closure

After announcing two weeks ago that he would close the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, Governor John Hickenlooper is visiting Bent County in person today to explain the need for it to community leaders. The prison closure is expected to save the state around $6 million a year. It's one...

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