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Colorado Senate Funds Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Colorado 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.

04/03/2014

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Veterans Get Better Chance For Being Hired With New Law

Veterans returning from military service have a higher unemployment rate than average but that’s all about to change thanks to a new law.

03/28/2014

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Colorado Recall Election Changes Clear Hurdle

Century-old elections language sparked a fiery partisan debate in the Colorado Senate on Thursday as Democrats steered through an update to recall laws despite complaints that they’re trying to change the rules in their favor.

03/27/2014

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Criticized Colorado Turnpike Contract Made Public

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday publicly released its much-criticized contract with a private firm to operate U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years.

02/14/2014

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Critics Attack 50-Year Deal On Boulder Turnpike

Critics heatedly attacked a 50-year deal Wednesday that would allow a private consortium to operate the main highway between Denver and Boulder, saying it will last too long and puts the public at risk.

02/13/2014

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US Highway 36 Finance Deal To Get Public Airing

Supporters and opponents are gearing up for two public meetings to discuss a deal that would allow a private company to take over the operation of the main highway between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years.

02/12/2014

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Fires, Floods Unite Lawmakers In Early Business

Colorado’s recent fires and floods are dominating lawmakers’ attention in the early days of the legislative session – and so far, measures addressing natural disasters seem to be uniting the parties.

01/21/2014

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Renewable Energy Debate Resumes In Colorado

Colorado’s Democrats aren’t willing to scrap a plan to increase renewable energy requirements for rural electricity providers.

01/15/2014

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Colorado Flooding Legislation Begins To Emerge

Destruction from September’s Colorado floods is prompting proposals that state lawmakers say are aimed at removing bureaucratic obstacles to expedite rebuilding efforts.

12/25/2013

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Oil, Gas Influence On Colorado Politics Questioned

The oil and gas industry in Colorado exerts an outsize influence on state politics, and its generous political spending might be the reason, suggests a report out Thursday from a left-leaning watchdog group.

05/30/2013

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