Marijuana, Fires Dominate Final Legislative DayBanking 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.
Colorado Closer To Getting Own Firefighting Fleet Colorado is one step closer to getting its own firefighting fleet just in time for wildfire season. A bill to establish the aerial fleet passed the state Senate.
Firefighting Plane Proposal Clears Colorado HurdleA $21 million plan for Colorado to buy an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster has won initial approval in the Senate.
What Colorado's Aerial Firefighting Fleet Would Look LikeThe bill to create Colorado's own aerial firefighting fleet is getting bipartisan support and Gov. John Hickenlooper is on board. The funding has been approved and now more details are coming out about what the fleet would look like.
Colorado Senate Funds Aerial Firefighting FleetColorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.
State Senator Holds Air Tanker Demo To Promote Firefighting Fleet BillSome state lawmakers believe Colorado should not have to wait for federal help when it comes to putting out state wildfires, and now they are working on a plan to bring an aerial firefighting fleet to the state.
GOP Pushes For State-Owned Firefighting FleetColorado Republicans want the state to buy an aerial firefighting fleet to help combat wildfires, but it's an idea Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support.
Colorado Firefighting Fleet Moves Forward In SenateThe Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.
Colorado Senate Considers State Firefighting FleetLast year's devastating fire season is prompting Colorado lawmakers to think about establishing a state firefighting fleet.