Latest Colorado State General Assembly News

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic drilling rule changes

Apr. 3, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state regulates its booming oil and gas industry, shifting the focus to protecting public health instead of encouraging production. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the...

Bill would let authorities take guns if person deemed threat

Apr. 1, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a "red flag" bill Monday to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. Gov. Jared Polis, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others...

Colorado oil debate gets personal as lawmakers weigh rules

Mar. 27, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal. As state lawmakers debate whether to clamp stronger health and safety regulations on the industry, stories of loss and anxiety are emerging on...

The Latest: Colorado drilling rule changes get initial OK

Mar. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an oil and gas project in a suburban Denver neighborhood (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates oil and gas. Senators endorsed the bill Tuesday. It faces another vote in the...

The Latest: Colorado lawmakers start on oil, gas overhaul

Mar. 5, 2019 7:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations say it's a common-sense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety, but opponents say it goes too...

Cannabis advocates wary as Colorado considers e-cig limits

Feb. 26, 2019 6:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis advocates are watching closely as Colorado lawmakers consider limits on where e-cigarettes can be used in an effort to combat rising teen use of nicotine-containing vaping devices. A bipartisan bill getting its first hearing Wednesday would add electronic cigarettes and other vaping...

Colorado 'red flag' gun bill passes first hearing

Feb. 22, 2019 1:55 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats launched another campaign Thursday to pass a "red flag" gun law — an effort backed by many top law enforcement officials to allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. Florida passed its own "red flag" law after the...