Latest Colorado state government News

Activists: Colorado Climate Action Plan needs more rules

Feb. 21, 2020 1:50 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have promised more on climate than their policies can deliver, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund and Boulder-based Western Resource Advocates. The organizations commissioned the analysis by the consulting firm M.J. Bradley & Associates, which...

Colorado House tables bill protecting employee marijuana use

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado legislators declined to advance a bill meant to protect employees from being fired for using marijuana during their personal time. The 10 members of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee voted unanimously against the bill Wednesday, The Denver Post reported. The measure...

Hickenlooper files petitions for Democratic Senate primary

Feb. 19, 2020 3:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper filed voter petitions with the secretary of state's office Wednesday in hopes of qualifying for the Democratic Party's June 30 primary. The former two-term governor is in a crowded field of Democrats hoping to face Republican Cory Gardner in...

In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a Clean Colorado highway sign sponsored by the Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is displayed on eastbound 6th Avenue west of Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

Feb. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state,...

Pair pleads guilty to transporting roosters for cockfighting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:26 PM EST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Two men pleaded guilty to animal cruelty resulting from their arrest for illegally transporting roosters through Colorado. Cody Smith of Kentucky and Austin Clanton of Tennessee were caught driving the birds across state lines in May, Summit Daily News reported Monday....

The snow continues to fall in Frisco, Colo., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, as new accumulation wreaks havoc on morning commutes. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Heavy snow, avalanche work close parts of Colorado's I-70

Feb. 7, 2020 2:32 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Portions of Interstate 70 through Colorado's mountains were shut down Friday because of heavy snow and avalanche control work as a winter storm hit the Rockies. A stretch of I-70 from the Denver area to the Eisenhower Tunnel was closed, cutting off access to the mountains. Despite all the...

Gov. Polis says he’ll support new vaccination rules proposal

Feb. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A bill that aims to boost immunization rates and make it more difficult for parents in Colorado to opt their children out of vaccinations is expected to soon be introduced at the state capitol. The proposal is sure to heat up the discussion on immunizations, protecting public health and...

FILE--In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photograph, Nevada forward Caleb Martin hangs on the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Air Force in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Air Force Academy, Colo. Following the lead of California and joining an increasing number of other states, Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, to allow college student athletes to profit from their name and image. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado considers student athlete compensation bill

Feb. 6, 2020 6:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Following California’s lead, Colorado lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would allow college student athletes to profit from their names and images — while giving the NCAA and Congress time to issue guidance beforehand. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday unanimously...

House committee OKs bill to ban hair discrimination

Feb. 5, 2020 6:00 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill that would ban racial discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle in the workplace, at school and elsewhere is on its way to the House floor. Colorado’s Black Legislative caucus held a public meeting Wednesday on the issue before the bill was passed by the...

Colorado priest abuse reparations program paying victims

Feb. 5, 2020 4:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado reparations program for people abused by Catholic priests when they were children paid more than $1 million to nine of 78 people who submitted claims. The filing deadline was Friday and 60 cases are under review, The Colorado Sun reports. One of the independent administrators of...