More Megan Schrader Articles

  • Bill would give Colorado its own $8 million aerial firefighting fleet

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    CENTENNIAL - A Canada-based company showed off the latest aerial firefighting technology Wednesday in Centennial, helping lawmakers make their pitch for a state-owned air fleet to fight wildfires. The only firefighting C-130 tanker in the nation buzzed the Centennial Airport tarmac...

  • Two open records bills get preliminary OK in Colorado Senate

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    DENVER - A Colorado Open Records Act bill that would limit search and recovery fees to a maximum $30 an hour for public documents got a preliminary OK on Monday from the Senate. House Bill 1193 would make the first hour of work on a public records request free and would limit the...

  • Lawmakers aim to curb Colorado tobacco use

    by MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    DENVER - The conversation about smoking in Colorado isn't focused solely on pot this year. Lawmakers and health officials will also take a stab at curbing nicotine and tobacco use. "It's the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General's warning label that got affixed to cigarettes," said...

  • Colorado legislators looking to clarify recall laws

    by MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    DENVER - Whether they were testifying for or against a bill that aims to change the recall election timeline in Colorado law, everyone agreed Friday that the chaotic September recall elections in Pueblo and Colorado Springs were a fiasco. Sen. Matt Jones, D-Louisville, said Senate...

  • El Paso County Democrats to hold assembly Saturday morning at UCCS

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    El Paso County Democrats will hold their assembly at 9 a.m. Saturday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Berger Hall. Gov. John Hickenlooper will speak at the event before heading to the Pueblo County Assembly. Delegates who were elected during precinct caucus meetings...

  • Legislative battles show strong Colorado division over fracking

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    DENVER - Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, asked lawmakers Thursday to fund a study on the health impacts of the onslaught of drilling and hydrolic fracturing close to front-range communities. "Many Colorado families that live near oil and gas sites are concerned, they're very...

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