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Colorado state Sen. Zenzinger named ‘legislator of the year’ by eco-devo group

By Marianne Goodland COLORADO POLITICS Colorado state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger has been named the 2019 Legislator of the Year by the Economic Development Council of Colorado, a statewide network of eco-devo professionals in both the public and private sector. The council saluted the Arvada Democrat for her “outstanding work” in supporting economic development excellence. The

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Election measures among new laws taking effect

By Marianne Goodland THE GAZETTE Measures on how Colorado conducts its elections are among 207 new laws taking effect Friday. Contributions now will be limited for candidates seeking county offices, whether commissioner, sheriff, treasurer, surveyor or coroner. House Bill 1007 was sponsored by Rep. Emily Sirota, D-Denver, and Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, and signed April

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A very pleasant surprise

By Tom Turner MONTROSE PRESS I pay pretty close attention to politics for a couple of reasons: first of all, democracy requires an informed electorate, and I personally see it as a civic responsibility; and secondly, in my position at Community Options, it is extremely important that I develop and maintain positive relationships with local

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Coloradans could receive refunds from state

By Joe St. George FOX 31 DENVER Coloradans could be getting a refund check from the state. According to the latest economic analysis, Colorado’s economy is booming to such an extent that automatic refunds have been triggered. Under TABOR (Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights), if the state generates too much revenue from taxes, Coloradans are entitled to

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Lawmakers agree to bolster threat training

By Christopher Osher THE COLORADO SUN Lawmakers on Wednesday rejected Gov. Jared Polis’ request that they free up $3 million to hire more mental health professionals in schools, but agreed to spend $407,000 extra on training school administrators on how to conduct threat assessments. The Polis administration said in budget requests that the money was

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