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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

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

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

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

Traffic, housing costs, retirement funds take spotlight

Democrats recently remarked that Colorado has “no shortage of unmet needs” — a comment that elicited a sardonic tone from Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock — and … more

Q&A with state Rep. Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, a consultant who lives in Greenwood Village, is the representative for state House District 3. That area encompasses Englewood, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, a … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more
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