taxes

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.

Colorado, California and a few other states are leading the way, steering tax dollars from marijuana legalization toward controlled, peer-approved studies assessing the medical effectiveness of cannabis compounds.

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Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

Already trouble signs are emerging signaling that would-be allies lack the enthusiasm needed to sell the 2020 electorate on a difficult ballot question

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Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.

The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge

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Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

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Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interests

The revised measure preserves many tax breaks but still pours more than $100 million into education for the next fiscal year. The original version lasted longer and generated more money.

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10 major issues being decided in the final hours of Colorado’s 2020 legislative session

State lawmakers have been busy in the final days of an odd, abbreviated lawmaking term. Here are the big-ticket items that you’ll want to know about.

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In final hours of legislative session, Colorado Democrats bring bill to raise cigarette taxes, create nicotine tax

House Bill 1427 asks voters to gradually raise taxes on nicotine products over the next seven years. It was scheduled for a committee hearing before its text was posted on the legislature's website.