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Gov. Ritter, Democratic Lawmakers Present Health Care Reform Package

Gov. Bill Ritter stood flanked Thursday at the Colorado History Museum by more than a dozen lawmakers in announcing a package of bills aimed at reforming the state’s health care system.

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Today’s A Government Furlough Day

Many Colorado government offices will be closed today as thousands of state employees take another furlough day ordered by Gov. Bill Ritter to help save money.

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HB10-1158: ‘Wind Rights’: Just Around Corner in New Energy Economy?

With the governor nudging the state ever further toward reliance on renewable energy, some lawmakers at the Capitol are proposing to break ground by writing “wind rights” into law so landowners can be assured of their standing.

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Ritter Seeks High Court’s Clarification on Campaign-Finance Rules

Gov. Bill Ritter has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on a campaign-finance dispute over contribution limits.

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SB10-136: Bill Makes It Harder For Exec Branch To Hire Outside Counsel

Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, doesn’t want branches of government to hire outside counsel, the way Gov. Ritter did last year, without a decent explanation. That’s why he’s sponsoring SB10-136.

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State Takes First Step To Spin Off Workers Comp Insurer Pinnacol

Gov. Bill Ritter’s office is moving forward with a deal that would cut Pinnacol Assurance, the state-chartered worker’s compensation fund, free from almost all state control in exchange for a payment of hundreds of millions of dollars. READ THE AGREEMENT.

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Gov. Ritter Announces Funding For Four Local Projects

Gov. Bill Ritter today announced four communities impacted by energy and mineral production will receive grant funding totaling $17 million, which will help create 1,853 jobs and strengthen local economies.

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Ritter And Legislature To Ask Supreme Court For Guidance On Citizens United

Bernie Buescher said Gov. Bill Ritter and the legislature will likely ask the state Supreme Court to issue a ruling to clarify what Citizens United will mean for Colorado election law.

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FASTER Sponsor Rice Taps Brakes on Romer’s Colfax Streetcar Idea

A pending bill to fund a streetcar line along Colfax Avenue in Denver and Aurora–using dollars drawn from a statewide hike in vehicle-registration fees under last year’s FASTER transportation plan–might not actually fit under the 2009 legislation, that measure’s author says.

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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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