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Jared Polis’ plan to ask voters for nicotine tax overwhelmingly rejected by Colorado Senate

House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products

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All the major bills that passed and failed in the last three days of Colorado’s 2019 legislative session

An updated rundown of the important bills that passed, were voted down or simply ran out of time at the Colorado Capitol ahead of the 2019 legislative session's end Friday at midnight

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Big tobacco is fighting Colorado’s nicotine tax bill with powerful lobbyists and a social media campaign

A company tied to cigarette-maker Philip Morris and popular vape brand Juul has spent thousands on social media ads against the tax hike. It’s also hired lobbyists from the high-powered Denver firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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Here’s why joining Super Tuesday for the 2020 presidential campaign matters for Colorado

Colorado's presidential primary will be on March 3, 2020 Gov. Jared Polis and Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced

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Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against bill

Sen. Faith Winter, a Westminster Democrat who was pushing for Senate Bill 188, said that she was unable to pass the measure without making changes she felt “gutted the bill”

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Gov. Polis signs Democrats’ sweeping oil and gas bill into law, marking major shift in regulatory authority over drilling

Senate Bill 181 faced immense industry and Republican pushback as it cleared the Colorado legislature. Now begins a rulemaking process stemming from the measure that will mean further impacts on the industry.

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Colorado police agencies now required to release records in internal affairs investigations

In Colorado, only Denver routinely releases, on request, details of internal probes, according to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

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Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters

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Coloradans were set to get a property tax cut. Gov. Polis is mulling a workaround to stop it.

Averting the cut would free up state money that lawmakers could spend on schools and roads, but homeowners would miss out on planned property tax relief