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Lawmakers struggle with partisan divide ahead of General Assembly session

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Gridlock may mark the 2016 legislative session.

When the speaker of the House, a Democrat, and the president of the Senate, a Republican, kick off the 120-day General Assembly session on Wednesday,...

Colorado Springs GOP lawmakers discuss education, health care as session approaches

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Concerns about education and health care dominated a town hall meeting Saturday where four local Republican lawmakers looked forward to the 2016 legislative session that begins Wednesday.

Janice Taylor, a...

Affidavit: Suspect regrets deaths of dogs in arson at mother's house

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

The 21-year-old accused of setting a house fire that killed four dogs told an employee of a Colorado Springs mental health facility he was responsible for the blaze at his mother's house, according to an affidavit...

Biggest-ever jackpot draws first-timers to Powerball in Colorado Springs

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

In two hours Saturday morning, Angelique Harris had sold $400 in Powerball tickets for the $900 million (and growing) jackpot drawing at 8:59 p.m.

And she expected the pace to pick up throughout the...

Colorado Springs senator claims TABOR exemption would violate state constitution

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - The proposed Hospital Provider Fee fix to the state's TABOR quandary may have been a nonstarter from the get-go, according to a legal memorandum by nonpartisan staff for the Colorado General...

Lawmakers prep for TABOR, tort reform fights

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - After laying out their policies before some of Denver's most prominent business men and women, Democrats and Republicans each scored a victory when the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce endorsed their pet...

Anti-fracking group readies 11 measures for November ballot

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - The fight over hydraulic fracturing in Colorado is ramping up in the final days before the 2016 General Assembly convenes.

On Tuesday, 11 anti-fracking ballot initiatives began the process that...

House Democrats pledge to close off-shore tax loophole for Colorado corporations

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Closing corporate loopholes that allow overseas tax havens to shelter millions in profit from Colorado state taxes is a top priority in 2016 for Democrats in the state House of Representatives.

"We...