Denver-Knows-Best Alive and Well At Colorado Statehouse

DENVER, Colo. – Colorado utility customers took it in the pocketbook again Monday at Colorado’s Statehouse, courtesy of House Democrats, when a bill aimed at modifying controversial and costly renewable energy mandates died in committee on a party-line vote. 

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner, two Colorado state troopers help out shoeless homeless man

Two Colorado state troopers and Sen. Randy Baumgardner teamed up this morning to bring a smile to a homeless man whose shoes had been stolen in the middle of the night.

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Yoga bill headed for Senate as students adopt Republican Sen. Owen Hill’s “crow ” pose

A bill to exempt yoga-teacher training studios from state certification breezed through Senate Appropriations today and now is on its way to the full Senate on the consent calendar, meaning no opposition is expected.

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Important Clarification on the Powdered Alcohol Bill

Senate President Bill Cadman today released the following statement in response to erroneous reports that the Senate approved a powdered alcohol ban.

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Scheffel Honored for Leadership on Telecom Reform

DENVER, Colo. – Senate Majority Leader Mark Scheffel (R-Parker) this week was honored by the Colorado Telecommunications Association with a “Rural Broadband Leadership Award” for his outstanding work on telecommunications policy and reform. 

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Yoga Regulations Taken to the Mat by Senate Education Committee

Regulatory overkill suffered a potential setback today in the Colorado State Senate, with the unanimous passage out of the Education Committee of SB-186, a bipartisan bill exempting yoga instructors from regulatory burdens imposed by the Private Occupational Education Act of 1981. 

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Cadman: Task Force Recommendations Strike Reasonable Balance

Senate President Bill Cadman today reacted with cautious optimism to just-released recommendations from the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force, saying he believed they had the potential to help address stakeholder concerns, reduce conflicts and keep the state’s energy economy healthy and moving forward.

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Neville bill to repeal punitive late vehicle registration fees passes Senate

Today the Senate passed Senate Bill 15-018, which repeals the punitive late vehicle registration fees enacted under FASTER in 2009.

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Senate approves Constitutional Carry

Denver, Colo – Today the Senate approved Senate Bill 15-032 which allows law abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm without having to jump through government hoops.

“Colorado law already allows law-abiding individuals to open carry in most places across the state,” said Senator Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins).  “My bill simply allows them to put on their coat or place it in their purse without making them criminals.”

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Whistleblower claims Colorado Department of Corrections breaking state law

DENVER — Colorado state lawmakers are demanding answers about allegations concerning misreported numbers by Colorado Department of Corrections leaders.

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