Colorado General Assembly

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Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight

A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states

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Colorado lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus, but it’s not COVID-19

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, was told she had COVID-19. But her doctor reviewed the results again and says she's got a different coronavirus known as NL63.

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The Capitol is shutdown, but Colorado lawmakers are crafting legislation to address coronavirus

State lawmakers want to accelerate a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members called to duty to address COVID-19

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Colorado activated the National Guard to help with coronavirus. The lowest rank makes just $1.67 an hour.

The Colorado legislature approved a bill to increase pay, but Gov. Jared Polis has not yet signed the measure and it won’t take effect immediately

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Colorado legislature shuts down for 2 weeks because of coronavirus

All pending legislation will remain in place until lawmakers return to finish the 120-day lawmaking term

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Colorado Capitol shutdown imminent as lawmakers prepare must-pass legislation

The legislature is scrambling to pass a bill that would preserve the Democratic and Republican primary process without forcing scores of people to gather in the coming weeks for county assemblies

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Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.

The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.

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The effort to ban flavored vaping products, menthol cigarettes in Colorado now has a big asterisk

Menthol cigarettes, which would have been banned under the original legislation, account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado. Outlawing them would have been an enormous tax revenue hit

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Colorado teachers union cancels Day of Action rally at state Capitol due to coronavirus fears

Union leaders had expected more than 5,000 educators and supporters to attend the Day of Action rally from districts around the state.