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2018 Legislature winners and losers

By Marianne Goodland THE DURANGO HERALD The good, the bad and the ugly: Last week, Colorado Politics told you what legislation got done and didn’t get done at the Capitol during the 2018 General Assembly session, which ended Wednesday. Now, we take a look at the lawmakers who were winners and losers during the four-month-long session.

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Lawmakers spend late night at Capitol

By Shaun Boyd CBS4 DENVER As state lawmakers wrap up one of the strangest legislative sessions in recent memory, they are taking it down to the wire on some significant issues. They have until midnight Wednesday to reach agreement on PERA — the public employees’ pension system — which funds the retirement of 560,000 Coloradans. The

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Bill named for Arvada girl signed into law

LAKEWOOD SENTINEL Physicians often sign contract agreements to not actively tries to take patients with them, if they leave a group practice. Those that do, may be legally forced to pay monetary damages. But a bill signed into law April 2 makes an exception in the case of patients with a rare disorder. SB18-082 known

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State surplus packaged in roads, schools

By Marianne Goodland JOUNRAL ADVOCATE The first leg on the road to the 2018-19 state budget finished Thursday when the House voted to approve the $28.9 billion Long Appropriations Bill and 18 accompanying measures that help balance the budget. Included in that package is a bill — House Bill 1340 — that puts into action

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Colorado House would move majority of road funding

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL Hours after the Colorado Senate unanimously passed a formerly divisive transportation-funding bill Wednesday that sets up a potential $3.5 bonding initiative on the 2019 ballot, House Democrats sent a clear signal that the bipartisan agreement will not survive their chamber. During an all-day budget debate, the House approved an amendment to move

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