Democrats kill GOP effort to repeal rural renewable energy standard

DENVER — Senate Democrats quickly killed a Republican bill that aimed to overturn legislation, approved by Democrats last year, that increased the renewable energy standard for rural electricity providers. 

The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, known around the Capitol as the “kill committee” — where Democrats send Republican bills to die, voted down Senate Bill 35 on a 3-2 party-line vote Wednesday afternoon. 

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