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Plan Would Direct Pot Taxes Toward Drug Education

Colorado would save most of its marijuana tax money while spending about $23 million on school nurses and drug treatment and outreach under a plan approved Tuesday be legislative budget writers.

04/23/2014

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Colorado Budget Finalized, Heads To Hickenlooper

Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.

04/15/2014

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Colorado Pot Sales Up Slightly In 2nd Month

Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday.

04/08/2014

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Colorado Has More Money To Spend Next Year

Colorado’s public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions to make up for budget cuts in next year’s proposed budget, and with the economy on the upswing, there’s money left over to save for a rainy day.

03/26/2014

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Vaccine Measure Advances In Colorado

A measure to clamp down on vaccine exemptions passed the state House Monday after a somber debate on parental rights.

03/24/2014

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As Colorado Economy Improves, Budget Debate Nears

As Colorado’s economy continues improving, lawmakers are beginning to talk about constitutionally mandated refunds to taxpayers in the coming years.

03/18/2014

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Child Tanning Bed Ban Clears Hurdle In Colorado

A ban on the use of commercial tanning beds by children won initial approval in the Colorado House on Wednesday.

02/26/2014

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Colorado, Utah Both Move To Hike Smoking Age To 21

Two Western states with some of the nation’s lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

02/21/2014

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Colorado Panel Votes To Raise Tobacco Age To 21

A proposal to raise the tobacco age to 21 has been approved by a Colorado House panel.

02/20/2014

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Last Call At Colorado Bars Could Go Later, But Not Without A Fight

Bars could bars stay open past 2 a.m. under a bill moving forward in the Colorado House.

02/14/2014

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