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.
By Scott Harrison KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 KRDO NewsChannel 13 will be at the state Capitol in Denver on Wednesday for the final day of the 2018 legislative session, following the accomplishments and disappointments of the session. With just one day remaining in this year’s session, the Colorado Legislature has approved a bill to fund transportation projects. The
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
By Joey Bunch COLORADO POLITICS None of the Republicans in the state House of Representatives supported it earlier in the day, but Senate Republicans collected a unanimous vote Tuesday night to send a bill to the governor that will eventually put almost $3 billion into the state’s beleaguered transportation system. Read more
LA VOZ Tributes and performances mark three decades for the successful district Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado House and Senate joined the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District at the Colorado Capitol to celebrate the district’s accomplishments over the last three decades. Read more
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
By Ed Sealover DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL Colorado legislators are veering toward a head-on collision on road funding after Senate Republicans gutted a plan Wednesday to spread nearly $500 million in new transportation money between the state, cities, counties and transit. Read more
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
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
By Bente Birkeland KUNC For the second year in a row, Colorado lawmakers are working on a way to provide funding for the states roadways. In 2017 it was a proposed tax measure that failed. This time around it’s a bonding plan that would lock the state into annual payments coming from the general fund.