Lawmakers finished the 2014 Colorado legislative session lauding the same achievements: More money for schools and colleges, funding for an aerial firefighting fleet, and providing aid for victims of floods and wildfires.
Banking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.
With the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before the end of the session on Wednesday, including marijuana legislation and tax aid to homeowners devastated by floods and wildfires.
Colorado lawmakers neared agreement Monday on a series of marijuana spending and regulation plans, all modest proposals compared with last year’s splashy set of pot bills to regulate the state’s new industry.
A school safety hotline inspired by shootings at Columbine High School is closer to getting a state boost.
A measure seeking the immediate arrest of parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device has cleared the Colorado Legislature and heads to the governor for his signature.
A bill to increase fines on the oil and gas industry is nearing final approval in the Colorado Legislature.
A Colorado state trooper injured during a wild high-speed chase was honored during First Responder Day on Monday.
A proposal to stop jailing poor people for being unable to pay municipal court fines got approval from the Colorado Legislature Wednesday and it has been sent to the governor.
A proposal to ban children from artificial tanning beds has been rejected in the Colorado Legislature.