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Colorado State Legislature

  • Property taxes were on the minds of the Montezuma County commissioners this week.
  • Montezuma County attorney Ian MacLaren has been appointed judge for the Dolores County Court, and wolverines may return to Colorado.
  • A bill that would implement a fee on alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers in Colorado prompted a lengthy discussion among Montezuma County commissioners and health officials Tuesday.
  • A coalition of community and local government agencies wants to continue use of the warming centers first implemented outside The Bridge Shelter in Cortez over the holidays. And the first week of the legislative session is almost over, and more than one hundred new bills have been introduced for consideration.
  • Colorado lawmakers are meeting Thursday to edit the state’s voting guide. And Colorado Republicans trying to oust a state senator who left their party to join the Democrats are cheering a legal opinion that will likely boost their recall effort.
  • A Republican Colorado state Senator from Adams County says he is switching to the Democratic party because the GOP is embracing false claims the last presidential election was stolen. And a woman has been missing for three days in Zion National Park after she was most likely caught in a flash flood.
  • States in the Colorado River Basin failed to meet a federal deadline Tuesday to conserve an unprecedented amount of water. And Colorado lawmakers will pursue at least ten wildfire prevention programs when they kick off their legislative session in January.
  • The non-violent crime records of more than a million Coloradans will soon be sealed thanks to a new law Governor Jared Polis signed this week. And two Utah families are challenging the recent state bill that bars trans girls from competing in school sports.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to cover college tuition for the state’s foster youth. And Colorado has launched a new bus service connecting the Front Range to the mountains.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has issued an executive order he says will help residents endure the nationwide shortage of baby formula. Governor Polis also signed a bill on Wednesday he says will prevent people from dying of fentanyl poisoning.