The 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.
Some 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.
Democrats in the state senate introduced a bill they say will make it easier for people to vote in recall elections.
Colorado Republicans want to try undoing some left-leaning proposals adopted last year, and their campaign starts with electricity.
Colorado Democrats begin the 2014 legislative session with a tenuous grasp on the state Senate after two recalls over gun restrictions, but they still control both chambers and the direction of the lawmaking term that opens Wednesday.
Colorado Democrats are coming off a year of monumental legislation and huge controversy.
A weekly look at what’s coming up at the Colorado Legislature.
Votes in 11 rural counties on whether to secede from Colorado sparked debates that ultimately will strengthen the state, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told local government officials Tuesday.
Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll became the second woman in Colorado history Wednesday to be selected Senate president, a position that became available with the recall ouster last month of former Sen. John Morse over new gun restrictions.
They packed committee hearings, waved signs and even publicly heckled Colorado’s governor. But oil and gas drilling critics saw one political failure after another in the legislative session that ended this week.