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Colorado governor vetoes two bills dealing with off-highway vehicles, transportation funding

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday vetoed two more bills passed during the 2021 legislative session. The Democrat rejected House Bill 1196, which would have made a technical amendment to a law passed in 2019 that sought to ask voters in November to approve $1.3 billion in bonds for transportation funding. But the ballot question […]

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Colorado governor vetoes bill that would have let candidates run for lieutenant governor and another elected position at the same time

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday vetoed a bill that passed the legislature with broad support and would have allowed candidates to run for lieutenant governor and another elected position — with the exception of U.S. Senate and U.S. House — at the same time. “While I recognize that some states in the country allow […]

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In a first, Congress overrides Donald Trump’s veto of defense bill

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress has overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago. In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill […]

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Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce prescription opioid abuse

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday vetoed a bill that sought to reduce opioid abuse in Colorado because it would have increased the cost of health insurance. Provisions in House Bill 1085 requiring insurance carriers to cover at least six annual physical therapy visits, six annual acupuncture visits, six annual occupational therapy visits, and six annual […]