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Colorado governor vetoes bill that would have let candidates run for lieutenant governor and another elected position at the same time

House Bill 1092 passed the Senate by a 30-3 vote, with two members excused. It passed the House by a 44-19 vote, with two members excused in the lower chamber as well.

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Jill Biden thanks military spouses in Colorado for their service

The First Lady is set to speak at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs ahead of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday

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Colorado, U.S. Department of Justice end Trump-era legal battle over immigration and policing

Colorado is one of several states that will have its funding reinstated after the Biden administration repealed a policy that requires states cooperate with federal immigration enforcement in order to receive funds

Crime and Courts

Another potential delay to Colorado’s redistricting process? Counting prisoners.

Colorado and eight other states are changing how they count prisoners for redistricting, so counties with prison-inflated populations don’t get more political representation than they should.

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Colorado governor, Democrats aim to create new office of early childhood education to streamline services

The agency would be established in July 2022 and house Colorado’s new universal preschool program

Education

Federal appeals court to consider future of lawsuit over Colorado’s TABOR

The 1992 Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights requires that tax increases be approved by voters

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Colorado law enforcement may be required to undergo more training after arrest of woman with dementia goes viral

House Bill 1122 aims to boost training for police and sheriff’s deputies on how to interact with people with disabilities. It was broadened after the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland.

Crime and Courts

Colorado Democrats formally introduce their transportation-fee bill with Republican, business community support

Senate Bill 260 would impose new fees on motorists purchasing gas and diesel fuel, while also adding additional costs to deliveries, rideshare trips and electric vehicle registrations

Transportation

Colorado bill prohibits insurers from using “discriminatory” data, like social media and credit scores, to set rates

The measure would bar insurers from using third-party site data to charge higher insurance premiums based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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Colorado hospitals are giving patients take-home doses of the overdose antidote to fight the opioid crisis

The Colorado Naloxone Project aims to make the state the first in the nation in which all hospital emergency departments offer naloxone when high-risk patients are discharged

Health

Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House want nearly $200 million for earmarked projects

The three Colorado Republicans in the U.S. House oppose designated projects, leaving Colorado Springs and rural areas of the state out of the spending requests for now

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Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall

Education

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

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Death rates for pregnant Colorado women have doubled since 2008. Here’s how the state is trying to fix it.

A package of proposed laws headed toward passage aims to prevent deaths among pregnant women and create better outcomes for babies.

Health

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue Colorado and other states

The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates a $1.2 million fund for an initiative that marks the latest attempt by state leaders to help coal in the state that accounts for the bulk of U.S. coal production

Energy

First lady Jill Biden to visit Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City next week

Biden will travel to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas on Wednesday and then go to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs the following day

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Newsmax apologizes to Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems worker for false allegations

Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based firm, in turn dropped Newsmax from a defamation lawsuit

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Here’s what you need to know about Democrats’ gun control bills introduced after the King Soopers shooting

The Colorado Sun combed through the three measures to see how they will affect people’s ability to purchase guns and the state’s efforts to reduce gun violence

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Colorado school board members could get paid under bill heading to the governor

The bill does not require school districts to pay board members.

Education

U.S. Senate panel approves Biden nominees to Postal Service board, including former Denver elections chief

Amber McReynolds, former head of the Denver Elections Division, is one of Biden's three nominees to the governing board.

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