A compromise hammered out Monday morning between Colorado's House and Senate means a bill — intended to help resolve rural teacher shortages — that almost made it to the governor's desk has another shot.
Rural school advocates and Democratic lawmakers Monday are hopping mad about a last-minute procedural move that's keeping a bill intended to address rural educator shortages and that the Senate approved on Friday from going to the governor's desk.
Senate Republican leaders Monday reviewed the last major issues remaining with one last full week to go in Colorado's 2018 legislative session: transportation, the state pension plan and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
With the stroke of a pen -- or maybe 20 strokes from 20 pens -- Gov. John Hickenlooper Monday signed into law three bills that could change rural broadband in Colorado as well as the economic future of rural communities that depend on it.
DENVER — The Senate Tuesday morning agreed to House amendments on Senate Bill 2, the bill to finance the buildout of rural broadband. With that resolved, the bill now heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper and a hoped-for signing.
DENVER — Senate Republicans Monday morning took just about everyone to task over inappropriate remarks in the House and Senate, beginning in their own chamber. The House wasn't exempt from their criticisms, either, after a Democratic member of that chamber last Friday threatened to call for the expulsion of another member over a disagreement in a committee hearing.