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Democrats want more disclosure of campaign advertising

By Sandra Fish COLORADO SUN Colorado is taking a step toward more disclosure of campaign advertising. The state Senate is expected to approve legislation Tuesday that would mandate more disclosure from political committees that send mailers or air commercials in an election year. Senate Bill 68 requires disclosure of how much is spent on communication that mentions

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Debating loan forgiveness for rural teachers

By Charles Ashby THE DAILY SENTINEL State lawmakers are still working on new ways to get more teachers into Colorado classrooms, and this week the Colorado Senate is expected to take up measures that could help do that. One bill, SB3, would expand an existing loan forgiveness program for hard-to-fill teaching positions, one designed to

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Movement to address teacher shortages

By Ryan Maye THE DURANGO HERALD On their third week in the Capitol, Colorado lawmakers began the difficult task of tackling high health care costs in the state, but they also revisited bills killed last year and made moves to assist rural educators. Here’s a look back at some of the events of the week:

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Zenzinger, Titone give legislative preview

By Shanna Fortier ARVADA PRESS With the legislative session underway, Democrats Senator Rachel Zenzinger and newly elected Representative Brianna Titone gave their constituents a way to get to know how it works and what bills to expect from them this year at a legislative preview open house held Jan. 12 at the Standley Lake Library

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Lawmakers weighing bills at State Capitol

By Scott Franz KUNC It was a busy week at the State Capitol as lawmakers started debating an initial round of bills at committee hearings and Gov. Jared Polis issued his first executive order to promote electric vehicles. Here are some highlights, and some things to look for when lawmakers come back on Tuesday. Read

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Colorado lawmakers who questioned Governor keep quiet

By Alex Burness COLORADO INDEPENDENT Gov. Jared Polis released his first draft budget this week, and some lawmakers were quick to question what was in it — and what wasn’t. Why, they told reporters Tuesday, hadn’t the governor proposed more money to address the state’s $9 billion backlog of transportation projects? And is it prudent, they asked,

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