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Colorado State Legislature

  • Colorado voters will decide next year whether to cut their income tax rate for the second time in two years; The US Senate confirmed Charles Sams III as the new director of the National Park Service on Thursday; US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has formally established a process to review and replace derogatory names of the nation’s geographic features.
  • The Colorado Supreme Court has approved new maps of legislative districts that will affect statehouse races for the next decade; A former Republican state representative from Arvada has launched a campaign for Colorado state Treasurer.
  • Colorado Democrats are projected to hold onto their majority in the state' House of Representatives in the coming years under a new map approved on Monday; Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation led a march on Saturday in White Mesa, Utah in protest against the only operating uranium mill in the United States.
  • Ballots for the November election will start hitting Colorado mailboxes this weekend; Mesa Verde National Park has begun operations to relocate trespass livestock from the park.
  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has seen a substantial rise in COVID cases in schools this week; Colorado State lawmakers are raising the minimum wage for health care workers who treat patients at their homes.
  • In Colorado, more than 160 new state laws took effect on Tuesday; Diné College has increased the minimum wage to $15 an hour for more than two thirds of its employees.
  • Colorado voters will weigh in on three statewide ballot questions this November that aim to raise marijuana prices, lower property taxes and put new restrictions on government spending; The state of Colorado will start paying grade school students who agree to get tested weekly for COVID-19.
  • Some Colorado state lawmakers are advancing plans to build an iron fence around the state Capitol building despite concerns from former lawmakers about the message it would send; Diné College is the first tribal college to grant faculty status to their librarians.
  • Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper says he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms; Colorado state lawmakers met Thursday to discuss how to spend hundreds of millions of federal coronavirus relief dollars on housing assistance programs; Students at Dine College have an opportunity to get free spring semester tuition this academic year.
  • A new Colorado law offers a pathway to an associates degree for thousands of students who have completed course work at public colleges and…