The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.By Ann Schimke News Primary category in which blog post is published
The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty
Colorado’s attorney general will investigate whether Juul marketed to kids, misled on smoking cessation
The probe comes amid policy and public-awareness pushes in Colorado around teen vaping. But Gov. Jared Polis isn’t on board with at least one of the plans -- banning flavored e-cigarettes
House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products
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
Colorado lawmakers won’t finish their calendar. Now Democrats have to decide which bills to let die.
There are hundreds of bills left unresolved in the General Assembly as lawmakers enter the final week of the four-month legislative session
Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?
The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.
Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.
As with birth control, Colorado makes anti-smoking drugs available at pharmacies — no doctor visit required
Pharmacists in the state can take a three-hour course to be able to prescribe pills, inhalers and nasal sprays — side effects and all