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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...

Head of Ben Carson Super PAC gearing up for Colorado Springs event

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

If you attended the rally for Ben Carson at America the Beautiful Park this summer, chances are you ran into the Super PAC that's trying to get the retired neurosurgeon elected president.

Volunteers for The...

Crowded Colorado GOP field has eyes on Senate seat

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

It was late February 2014 when U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner entered the race against former Sen. Mark Udall and three other prominent Republicans quickly exited.

The rest is a bedtime story for the children of GOP...