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Opinion: The overly broad recycling bill on the governor’s desk deserves a veto

The paper industry’s targeted approach is a model of how to improve recycling rates

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Opinion: Safe eye surgery requires more than a Golden Ticket

Optometrists aren’t eye surgeons. Yet Colorado lawmakers have printed up a new law that allows them to do surgery, with minimal training

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100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about

The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s legislature powers through harried final days to end 2022 lawmaking term

Colorado’s 2022 lawmaking term is ending at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday as most legislative sessions do: with some bills falling short of the finish line but most big-ticket items pared back but passing

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Republican stall tactics in Colorado House threaten fate of dozens of bills as 2022 lawmaking term nears Wednesday close

Stuck in a long queue are bills that would change Colorado’s unemployment system, increase penalties for fentanyl users and dealers, and spend millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid. The School Finance Act is also stuck in the logjam.

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Opinion: To encourage recycling, you need someone to buy recycled materials

That’s the ingredient missing from the recycling bill in the Colorado General Assembly

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Opinion: Renters deserve a place in Colorado’s affordable-housing strategy

$400 million in federal funding must do more than just build new homes

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Colorado lawmakers aim to protect mental health therapists from billing headaches, clawbacks after a rough year

Two bills with bipartisan support would help therapists in private practice who are fed up with the convoluted Medicaid payment system. They follow investigative reporting by The Sun and Colorado News Collaborative.

Health

Opinion: These two bills would help reduce toxic exposure

The benefit would be felt most by northeast Denver’s heavily polluted neighborhoods

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Opinion: Colorado law should give geothermal energy equal standing with other renewables

A bill before the General Assembly would help unlock geothermal’s potential and bridge the gap to a renewable-energy future

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Opinion: Banning all flavored tobacco doesn’t work

The problem — kids using vapor products — is much narrower

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Sen. Kirkmeyer and Sheriff Reams: Make fentanyl distribution and possession a felony, again

It’s too deadly and prevalent to handle with kid gloves

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Here’s what’s in the $36 billion state budget proposal now being debated by Colorado lawmakers

The spending is unprecedented and doesn’t include $2.8 billion in federal coronavirus aid the legislature is doling out this year

Politics and Government

Opinion: Help is available to teens in crisis — if they know who to call

Our idea is to make sure they know, and now it’s a bill in the General Assembly

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State Rep. Amabile and Sens. Fenberg and Rankin: Filing a wildfire insurance claim shouldn’t be another trauma

They lost their homes in an instant. Getting a settlement shouldn’t take months

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Opinion: This bill would give business a tax break and support local journalism

It would help small businesses — and bolster institutions that are core to the fabric of democracy

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State Reps. Holtorf, Pelton, Will and Catlin: The Republican plan for wildfire relief

By increasing funding for wildfire prevention local fire departments, we can make Colorado safer and reduce the cost of living

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Opinion: Pass this bill to realize the promise of early childhood education

Voters raised some taxes in 2020 to pay for greater access. House Bill 1295 will put that vote into action

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Colorado lawmakers withdraw bill aimed at removing racial bias in jury selection

The measure, which was unanimously opposed by district attorneys, would have prohibited attorneys from trying to disqualify a potential juror based only on reasons like expressing a distrust of police

Politics and Government

The Colorado legislature wants to stop tiny committees from having the power to appoint state lawmakers

One in five current Colorado lawmakers were at some point in their career appointed to a statehouse seat by a vacancy committee

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