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Colorado right-to-die legislation defeated in Senate hearing

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Sen. Michael Merrifield's father wished to climb his favorite mountain, sit under a tree near Clear Creek and die peacefully on his own terms.

Instead Merrifield, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, retold the...

Colorado group wants ballot measure to make it harder to change state constitution

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Civic leaders trying to make it harder to amend the Colorado Constitution will ask voters in November to require future petition signatures be gathered in each of the state's 35 Senate districts and that...

Bill that would rededicate $15 million in state transit funding wins preliminary approval in Senate

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

A bill proposing to yank $15 million in transit funding for things like regional bus routes, urban rent-a-bike stations and bike lanes won preliminary approval Tuesday despite strong opposition from Democrats in...

Proposed legislation would require snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive on part of I-70

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive would be required under a bill moving through the Colorado General Assembly for drivers traveling Interstate 70 between Morrison and Dotsero from Oct. 1 to May 15 every...

Colorado legislative roundup: Beginning of session

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Members of the House of Representatives forfeited their trophy this week to the Senate in a truly Colorado battle for best brew. The Senate won the 2015 Hop the Vote brewing competition at the Great American...

Colorado lawmaker scraps fire mitigation bill soon after its proposal

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Lawmakers are trying for the third consecutive year to increase incentives for homeowners to do their own wildfire mitigation, but the bill already has hit speed bumps.

Rep. KC Becker, D-Boulder,...

El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton announces US Senate bid

By: megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com

The first woman to enter the crowded race for U.S. senator, also hopes to be Colorado's first female to fill the post.

Peggy Littleton, an El Paso County Commissioner, announced Tuesday she will join the...

Bipartisan sentiment quickly forgotten as dozens of bills headed to kill committees in Colorado Legislature

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Only a few days after lawmakers optimistically basked in the glow of pre-session bipartisan hopefulness, the reality of politics came crashing down.

Twenty-seven bills have been assigned to "kill...