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NFIB polling members for state legislative agenda

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Elections are over – unless you’re a small business owner in Colorado. The National Federation of Independent Businesses is polling its members about issues that the next session of the legislature needs to deal with. The group annually polls members on state and federal issues that affect their operations. NFIB has 7,000 members in Colorado.… Continue Reading NFIB polling members for state legislative agenda

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Lawmakers debate fate of daylight saving time

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Colorado lawmakers are planning to debate changes to daylight saving time when they convene next year. The Denver Post reports that one proposal would make daylight saving time permanent, while another would keep the state on standard time year-round. Sen. Greg Brophy, a Republican from Wray, wants Colorado to permanently run on daylight saving time,… Continue Reading Lawmakers debate fate of daylight saving time

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Colorado Republican lawmakers say they won’t be bound by transportation projects approved by Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter as part of his FASTER transportation program. State officials disagreed Monday, saying the state plans to sell $300 million in bonds by the end of this week and tampering with the programs might endanger the state’s credit rating.… Continue Reading GOP lawmakers say they’re not bound by FASTER plan

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Colo. House, Senate to elect new leaders

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With several races still undecided, Colorado lawmakers are gathering to elect new leaders after following the general election Tuesday. House Republicans say believe they won back the majority in the House and they plan to go ahead and pick a speaker, majority leader and other top leadership positions on Thursday. One House race remained tied… Continue Reading Colo. House, Senate to elect new leaders

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The Dolan Company, parent of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, has formed a partnership with Telran, Inc. to create a real-time legislative reporting service in all 50 states. The service, called the Legislative Information Service of America, will combine Dolan’s experience as a publisher of numerous law and real estate publications with Telran’s Statewatch programs… Continue Reading The Dolan Company creates legislative reporting service

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UC tuitions on way up

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In-state undergraduate students at the University of Colorado will pay 7 percent to 9 percent more in tuition at the Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses starting this fall. The Board of Regents approved the increases Monday on an 8-1 vote. Out-of-state undergraduates will pay 2 percent to 5 percent more. CU system officials say… Continue Reading UC tuitions on way up

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A measure that could set aside revenue for education could make November’s ballot. A group of Colorado education nonprofits is asking for the legislature to refer a measure to the ballot that could increase state revenue specifically to pay for preschool, K-12 and higher education. The measure, which could be introduced as early as tomorrow,… Continue Reading Ballot measure could fund higher ed

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A Colorado state senator wants to bar elected state officials and their employees from spending public money on any print or visual media announcements, broadcasts, Web sites, or public communications that refer to the elected official or his or her employees by name or likeness. State agencies and the Colorado Legislative Council, the research arm… Continue Reading Ban self promotion by elected officials?

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The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee delayed a vote yesterday on a proposed law that would let workers who are “locked out” during labor disputes collect unemployment benefits. House Bill 1170, sponsored by Rep. Edward Casso, D-Commerce City, has drawn opposition from business leaders who said the legislation gives unions the upper hand in… Continue Reading Committee delays vote on ‘locked out’ labor pay

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