Colorado House Defeats Local Control Fracking BillColorado's Democrat-led House has defeated a bill to reassert local government control over the siting of oil and gas drilling.
Bill Would Close Loophole Some Businesses Use To Avoid Paying TaxesState legislators are trying to close a loophole that they say some businesses use to avoid paying taxes. Legislators want the income to go to public education.
Domestic Violence Victims Push For Strangulation Felony ClassificationThere's a push at the state Capitol to make strangulation a felony crime. It is currently often charged as a misdemeanor and in some jurisdictions in Colorado, a municipal offense.
A Lot Of Interesting Legislation On The Table, But State Budget Will Be The Big BattleIt's back to work for lawmakers at the state Capitol as the 2016 Legislature kicked off Wednesday morning, and a lot of interesting legislation is expected this session.
Fetal Homicide BIll Gets New Attention Following Brutal Attack On Pregnant WomanMurder charges in the case of a woman accused of cutting a baby out of a another woman's womb were not filed because the baby was not breathing outside the womb. Now some lawmakers want to change state law.
Attack On Pregnant Woman Complicated By Abortion PoliticsA Longmont woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly might not face homicide charges in the child's death because of the way criminal law in the U.S. has become entangled in abortion politics.
Sexual Assault Victims Make Powerful Case To Adopt 'Jessica's Law'At the Colorado state Capitol lawmakers have introduced two versions of a bill to make sure child sex offenders spend time in prison.
With 2 Different Bills, Colorado Will Get A 'Jessica's Law'Colorado lawmakers from both parties are working on different versions of a bill that would lay out mandatory sentences for child sex offenders.
Colorado Governor Touts Air Pollution RulesColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry - but he insists that local efforts to curb drilling run afoul of constitutional property rights.
Oil, Gas Regulators Under Scrutiny In ColoradoThe oil and gas industry is getting unusual scrutiny these days in Colorado, where Democrats in charge of the Legislature are tapping on the pedestal occupied by a business once considered so powerful that lawmakers left it alone.
State Rep. Mike Foote Introduces 2 Oil, Gas BillsA Democrat from Longmont has introduced two bills aimed at the oil and gas industry.
'Jessica's Law' Shot Down In Colorado Once AgainSome Colorado lawmakers say there's no need to increase penalties for people who attack young children. What's known as "Jessica's Law," named after a Florida girl sexually assaulted and killed, won't become law in the state.