Archive | January, 2010

Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by Senate Commitee

The Senate Health & Human Services Committee approved in a 6-1 vote SB10-109, the first major attempt to regulate medical marijuana.

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Budget Angst Fills Colo. Capitol

No matter where you looked Wednesday in Colorado’s Capitol complex, there were people worrying or arguing about the state’s budget woes.

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How News Orgs Covered Wednesday’s Medical-Marijuana Hearing

Here’s how Colorado news organizations covered Wednesday’s hearing of the Senate Health Committee. The topic was SB10-109. Photo: Jamie Cotten

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Business Groups Vent at Lengthy Hearing on Eliminating State Tax Breaks

A marathon committee hearing continued late into the night Wednesday as a flood of business groups argued against eliminating $132 million of tax credits and exemptions as a way to help balance the state budget.

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It’s Appointments, Not Elections, for Senate Vacancies

Vacant U.S. Senate seats will continue to be filled by appointment rather than special elections in Colorado, after a GOP-backed bill failed in committee Wednesday afternoon on a party line vote. Pictured: Sens. Bennet and Udall.

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Hear Him Now: Ritter Details $47.5M In New Budget Cuts

Gov. Bill Ritter said today he plans to fill a remaining $47.5 million hole in the state budget by ending some tax breaks sooner and withholding more in severance tax grants to communities affected by energy development.

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GOP Rep. Gardner Leads Effort To Slow Bills Disallowing Tax Exemptions

A slew of 11 bills that would eliminate tax credits and exemptions was taking heavy flak from Republicans this morning, who were slowing the measures from getting out of the House Appropriations Committee.

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Judicial Branch Wants To Take Over Courts’ Public Access System July 1

When it comes to public access to certain electronic court records, LexisNexis is out and the Colorado Judicial department is in, if the department has its way.

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To Fix Budget, Colo. Lawmakers Today Considering Scrapping Tax Exemptions

Lawmakers are poised to begin looking at rolling back tax exemptions and credits that Colorado businesses say they rely on to recover from a devastating recession but that state officials say they must cut off to balance the budget.

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How Colo. News Orgs Covered Senate Panel’s Vote On PERA Fix

Here’s how Colorado news organizations on Tuesday covered SB10-001.

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