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  Immigrant advocates in Colorado want public support for allowing illegal immigrants to seek licenses to drive.   The activists say they will seek a ballot measure to change a law that requires proof of legal residency to be issued a Colorado driver’s license. They say illegal immigrants are driving anyway, and that the public… Continue Reading Colo. immigrant advocates plan driver’s license push

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Regional governmental groups will meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss transportation funding for the Pikes Peak region.   The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Penrose House Conference Center’s Pavilion.   All mayors, city council, county commissioners, town trustees and city managers in the Pikes Peak region… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, regional leaders to meet Friday

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  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering cuts for big game hunting for elk, deer and pronghorn sheep this year.   The commission is meeting Thursday in Grand Junction, where members will decide the best ways to stabilize herds.   Biologists are recommending a quota of 139,000 limited elk licenses, which represents a… Continue Reading Colorado considers cuts to big game licenses

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Drilling tax proposal faces CO showdown

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A contoversial tax proposal aimed at stifling local opposition to oil and gas drilling is nearing a decision in the Colorado House. The measure would take severance tax payments from local governments that take steps to slow or prevent oil and gas drilling. The bill comes after state energy regulators clashed with county and municipal… Continue Reading Drilling tax proposal faces CO showdown

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State unemployment rate holds steady

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Colorado employers added 2,600 jobs from February to March, bringing the total number of jobs to 2.29 million. All the new jobs were in the private sector, according to information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged over the month at 7.8 percent.… Continue Reading State unemployment rate holds steady

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Colorado budget nears final lap

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Colorado’s Senate is taking a final vote Thursday on the state’s $7.4 billion spending plan for next year. The budget has already passed the House, and disagreements between the chambers are minimal. That means Colorado seniors are all but certain to get property tax relief next year. And public schools could see their first year… Continue Reading Colorado budget nears final lap

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The Colorado attorney general, John Suthers, has joined a multi-state lawsuit against publishers and Apple on suspicion that they engaged in price fixing and other anti-competitive practices in the market for electronic books. Continue Reading Colo. AG joins multistate anti-trust suit against publishers, Apple

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The Colorado Senate is debating a proposal to give bidding preferences to companies that employ local workers for state projects. It’s a centerpiece of the Democrats’ job-creation plan this session, but it lacks Republican support and has gotten strong opposition from business groups. The bill being debated Tuesday would give a bidding preference to companies… Continue Reading CO Senate debates Democrats’ bid preference bill

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Colorado lawmakers enter final month

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Colorado lawmakers are entering their final month of the 2012 session with plenty left to do — but without the caustic atmosphere one might expect in the closing days of an election year. The state’s divided Legislature has until May 9 to balance the budget and make final decisions on questions such as civil unions,… Continue Reading Colorado lawmakers enter final month

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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the U.S. Commercial Service are sending a trade delegation to the largest mining exhibition in Latin America. The group will be going to “Expomin 2012,” in Santiago, Chile, from April 7 to 14. Martha Butwin, senior international trade specialist from the federal Commercial Service, will… Continue Reading Colorado delegation travels to Chile for trade mission

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