A ceremony will take place Friday at an Eastern Plains hospital to celebrate funding for rural facilities after Gov. John Hickenlooper was criticized for not signing legislation there. The Colorado Hospital Association organized an event at Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo to celebrate passage of Senate Bill 267, an omnibus that provided money for roads, […]
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Editor: Republicans in the U.S. Senate are secretly crafting a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. What has Sen. Cory Gardner told the citizens of Colorado about this bill? NOTHING! Why the secrecy? Why no open hearings? The ACA had 100 open hearings.
With the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly behind us, I am enjoying being back in my district and having some time to reflect back on the legislative session. From Jan. 11 to May 10, my colleagues and I worked very hard to find compromise on some very important issues, and as a result, […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper talks about the future of the Democratic Party, coping with face-blindness and why he believes attack ads make it difficult to move on after hard-fought elections in this week’s episode of the Slate Political Gabfest podcast, which posted online Thursday night.
Two Republican state lawmakers are irked at Gov. John Hickenlooper for not signing a bill to maintain funding for rural hospitals at one of the hospitals that would have been affected. Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, who sponsored the omnibus bill that provided money for roads, schools and hospitals, told […]
The last full week of the 2017 General Assembly had 220 bills still unfinished, with three bills introduced within five days of the end of session. Five big bills, two negotiated for wins and three up in the air, were on the docket. SB17-267, the Sustainability of Rural Colorado bill, initially received support for its […]
The Colorado legislature adjourned on Wednesday, and the afterglow shines a light on what exactly happened in the 120 days that lawmakers quarreled under the gold dome in Denver. Counting down the hits, here are the 10 things you should know about what just happened: 10 — Sanctuary cities, right to rest, no more Columbus Day […]
It was a difficult pill for many lawmakers to swallow, but in an example of bipartisan compromise, lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure to provide money for roads, schools and hospitals. On a vote of 49-16 – on the last day of the legislative session – the House advanced a measure to create a 20-year […]
Pegged as one of the most important bills of the legislative session, a last-ditch effort to fund transportation, schools and hospitals appears poised to cross the finish line. After hours of debate on Monday, which continued into early Tuesday morning, the House backed an effort to create a 20-year bond program to direct $1.8 billion […]
State lawmakers say they have a deal that can mitigate some of the failures from not advancing a full transportation funding measure this year in the legislature. The proposal would create a 20-year bond program to direct $1.8 billion towards critical infrastructure, including roads and highways. Senate Bill 267 comes after a centerpiece transportation funding bill – […]