Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 18, 20172min102
Colorado women won’t have to make monthly trips to the pharmacy to get their prescription contraceptives anymore, thanks to Rep. Brittany Pettersen’s two-year effort. The Senate passed House Bill 1186 on a 22-11 vote and heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper. The measure passed the House 50-14 on March 21. The Senate sponsor was Don Coram, R-Montrose, […]

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Peter MarcusApril 5, 20174min41
A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Wednesday widely backed allowing women to obtain a year’s worth of prescription contraceptives. It was a somewhat surprising vote in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, a committee used by the majority party to kill unfavorable legislation. Similar 12-month contraceptive legislation failed in the same committee last year. […]

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Peter MarcusApril 4, 20173min51
A bipartisan bill to allow women to obtain a year’s worth of prescription contraceptives passed the House with widespread support, but faces an uncertain future in the Republican Senate. House Bill 1186 was assigned to the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, a committee used by the majority party to kill unfavorable legislation. In […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 16, 20174min53
A bipartisan bill to allow women to get a year’s worth of a prescription contraceptive with one pharmacy visit breezed through an initial vote on the House floor Thursday. Rep. Kim Ransom, R-Littleton, raised a logical question: Why just birth control? She voted against House Bill 1186 in the committee, after she quizzed insurance companies on why […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 6, 20174min45
Here are the legislative highlights of the week ahead in the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Monday House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, 1:30 p.m., Room 107 House Bill 1197 to exclude marijuana from the definition of farm products House Finance, 1:30 p.m., Legislative Services Building […]

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