Heavy lobbying from well-funded medical groups hastened the dramatic defeat this month of a bipartisan bill that would have eased regulations on physician assistants in Colorado, proponents of the legislation say. House Bill 1095 would have let physician assistants practice with less oversight from doctors, which the bill’s sponsors said would help increase access to […]
Colorado cities will be able to require developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects
A 20-year-old court precedent that has blocked Colorado cities and towns from forcing developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects is no more, after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Friday. “Communities are strongest when people who work in a community can live in the community, and that’s something that sadly […]
Colorado cities can’t force developers to build affordable housing. Democratic lawmakers want to change that.
More than two decades ago, Telluride’s leaders were grappling with the growing pains of a booming resort industry. Housing prices shot up, forcing many workers to live outside of San Miguel County. The town responded by passing an ordinance in 1994 requiring developers to create affordable housing for a portion of the new workers generated […]
Colorado lawmakers want to crack down on companies that look like health insurers but aren’t
Recently, a Colorado woman was badly beaten in an act of domestic violence, her medical bills totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. But when she asked her health coverage provider to help with the costs, she said the company denied her claim on the grounds that she had engaged in immoral behavior. She […]