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Megan Schrader

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Hickenlooper's tally on 2015 bills: 362 bills signed into law, 3 no signature, 3 vetoes

By: By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper continued his trend of using his veto power sparingly, rejecting only three bills lawmakers placed on his desk during the 2015 legislative session.

And two of those bills were...

Tony Exum will try to win back his House seat

By: Megan Schrader

Former state Rep. Tony Exum announced Friday he will try to win back his House of Representatives seat in 2016.

Exum, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, lost to Republican Rep. Kit Roupe in November for House...

Colorado to ask voters for state to keep marijuana tax money

By: By MEGAN SCHRADEr megan.schrader@gazette.com -

DENVER - Colorado voters will be asked in November whether the state can retain an estimated $58 million in recreational marijuana taxes that have been collected this fiscal year.

Gov. John Hickenlooper...

Hickenlooper signs law to hold Colorado schools liable for violence

By: BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper made it easier Wednesday for victims of school violence in Colorado to sue schools and districts if it is determined that they have failed to protect students.

He signed the...

Audit ordered to track tax incentives for projects in Aurora, Colorado Springs and Pueblo

By: By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

DENVER - After questioning officials with the state's economic development office for an hour, lawmakers voted unanimously to audit the implementation of the Regional Tourism Act that has pledged more than $200...

Urban renewal bill could impact City for Champions projects

By: BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday that expands the entities that allocate tax increment financing despite statewide concerns that the law will jeopardize pending urban renewal projects.

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After years of trying, repeat DUIs finally become felony in Colorado

By: By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

WHEAT RIDGE - Saying he knew it came too late for some of families watching who lost loved ones to drunken drivers, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that aims to get repeat DUI offenders off the road and...

Longtime El Paso County resident announces commissioner candidacy

By: BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

Scott Turner, a local banker and longtime Salvation Army volunteer board member, is running in 2016 for El Paso County Commission in District 4.

Turner, 56, the first candidate to say he's running for a...