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ICYMI: Buy out your boss, Louisville looks at mayor & Council salary hike and more

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Sick and tired of your boss making bad decisions? Think you could do better? Here’s your chance, hot shot. A bill, sponsored by Democratic state Rep. James Coleman and Republican state Sen. Jack Tate, was approved by the Legislature and sent to the governor to require the Colorado Office of Economic Development to

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Construction defects law heads to the governor, but will Colorado builders deliver on affordable condos?

The long fight is over to slow down lawsuits over construction defects in Colorado, which lawmakers were told is the main reason builders aren’t interested in providing affordable condos in an expensive market. Legislators have argued for four sessions over whether the cost of insurance and litigation are really the roadblock, or whether builders are trying […]

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State Senate declares May motorcycle safety month with personal, cautionary two-wheel tales

A tour to La Cumbre on the outskirts of La Paz (Photo: AP)

State Sen. John Kafalas, the diminutive Democrat from Fort Collins, drew a word-picture of himself climbing onto a Harley Davidson. “I know it’s hard t believe, but I’ve ridden Harleys, and as long as they’re low riders, I can touch the ground and hold the bike up,” he said, drawing howls from the chamber. “Back […]

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Legislative leaders, bill’s sponsors lament demise of transportation funding referendum

House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, talk with reporters about a bipartisan transportation funding package the two are sponsoring on Thursday March 9, 2017, in Duran's office at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The legislative leaders who opened this year’s session with calls to come together to craft a transportation funding solution expressed disappointment Tuesday evening after three Republican senators slammed the brakes in committee on legislation that would have asked voters to raise the sales tax to pay for roads and transit.

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Transportation deal for Colorado goes back to the starting line in Senate Finance Committee

Republicans on the Colorado Senate Finance Committee killed the session’s most important bill that resulted from months of negotiations to address the state’s ailing transportation system. That drives lawmakers back to the start on finding a solution to billions of dollars in needs and no new tax money to pay for them with just two weeks left […]

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Speaker Duran, business, regional groups urge GOP Senate committee members to pass transportation bill

State Senate Finance Committee Republicans, fro left, Tim Neville, Owen Hill and Jack Tate. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

State House Speaker Crisanta Duran on Tuesday morning in a statement urged Senate Finance Committee Republicans to advance to the Senate floor the major bipartisan transportation bill she has sponsored with Senate President Kevin Grantham. The bill’s prospects of making it past the committee have grown dark and darker over the last week. House Bill […]

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