Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandApril 2, 20186min331

Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead at the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online. This week, the Senate will take up the Long Appropriations Bill, which is likely to be introduced on Monday, April 2.


Sen. Chris HolbertSen. Chris HolbertMarch 28, 20177min463

President Trump’s first foray into the thickets of Washington-style budgeting naturally is generating a lot of media attention, but back here in Colorado, in the General Assembly, we’re also about to enter our most critical week in terms of hammering-out our spending priorities. And because our state budget probably has an even greater impact on Coloradans than any federal spending bill, I thought I would share some highlights (and lowlights) from this year’s debate from a Republican perspective.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 5, 20175min385

If you ride your bike along busy streets or even highways, you're probably aware of what "rolling coal" means. For those who don't, a bill before state lawmakers may not matter, but those who do are pretty excited. The Colorado Independent reported the legislation would impose a $100 traffic fine on motorists who change their vehicles, usually either with an alternate tailpipe or smokestack, to blast exhaust smoke at another driver, bicyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or other human target as they pass by.