Bill targets campaign dark money

By David O. Williams VAIL DAILY Lost last week in the uproar over higher-profile bills such as a proposed “red flag,” gun safety lawand tougher oil and gas drilling regulations, a Colorado legislative committee on Thursday quietly approved a campaign finance disclosure bill aimed at daylighting dark money in political races – a heated issue in local

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Marijuana Bills Introduced in Colorado Legislature

By Thomas Mitchell WESTWORD We’re six weeks into Colorado’s 2019 legislative session, and pot proposals have been creating plenty of buzz. While bills to provide medical marijuana patients with firearm rights and alter state DUI laws regarding marijuana use are as good as dead, measures that would expand medical marijuana access and pot-industry financing are still alive and kicking. With a

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Rocky start for Colorado’s governor

By Bill Christopher THE WESTMINSTER WINDOW It hasn’t been all sweetness and light for Governor Jared Polis in the first 30 days of his reign. So, will the “honeymoon” period be short or did he simply have a semi-rough time out of the starting blocks? Time will tell, but let’s review what his first month

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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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