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Colorado Approves Letting State Keep Pot TaxesColorado voters have agreed to allow the state to keep $66 million worth of marijuana taxes despite an accounting error that could have forced the government to refund the money to taxpayers and pot growers.
Marijuana Tax Headlines Colorado's Off-Year ElectionsColorado is voting Tuesday on state marijuana taxes and local issues that include a hotly contested school board recall in suburban Denver.
Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget ShortfallPublic colleges in Colorado face funding cuts and the state needs to dip into to its rainy day fund for schools to close a $373 million shortfall in next year's budget.
Colorado Asks Voters To Reshuffle Spending Of New Pot TaxesThe only statewide ballot question in Colorado next week seems like a no-brainer: Should the state keep $66 million in marijuana taxes it has already collected to spend on schools and drug-abuse prevention?
Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Bill Asking For Pot Tax Do-OverColorado voters will be asked in November whether the state should stand by the decision to use marijuana tax profits for school construction and other programs, under legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday.
Fetal Homicide Bill Approved By Senate, But Prospects DimColorado's Republican Senate approved a bill Monday creating a new crime of fetal homicide, a measure proposed in response to an attack on a pregnant woman last month in Longmont.
Pot Money: Give To Taxpayers Or Let Colorado Keep It?What to do with all the money made from marijuana sales? That's being debated at the state Capitol.
School Violence Lawsuits Approved After Emotional DebateA novel effort to reduce school violence by making public schools legally liable for keeping kids safe has been approved by the Colorado Senate.
Lawmakers Consider Changes To Ballot Initiative ProcessColorado citizens would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week.
$25 Billion Colorado Budget Heads To Governor's DeskA $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education is headed to the governor's desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan Friday.
Bill To Change Lives Of Children With Autism Moves ForwardA bill that could change the lives of hundreds of children in Colorado who are struggling with autism passed a state Senate committee on Thursday afternoon.
Growing Economy Means Refunds For Colorado TaxpayersColorado residents will benefit from the growing state economy with special tax refunds next year, but exactly how much is a question lawmakers will wrestle with over the coming months.
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