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Bill to ax Colo. telecom subsidy gets 1st hearing

A bill to overhaul to a ratepayer subsidy for telephone providers has had its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. The proposal that was heard Monday afternoon would gradually reduce the subsidy until it’s eliminated in 2025. Lawmakers are expected to vote on it Wednesday. Supporters say the subsidy is outdated because it was originally… Continue Reading Bill to ax Colo. telecom subsidy gets 1st hearing

Colo. GOP propose gun rights legislation

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Colorado Republicans are reloading their holsters on attempts to expand gun rights. Some of their proposals this year are ideas that Democrats have rejected in the past. Republicans are trying to give business owners and employees the power to use deadly force against intruders. Another proposal would allow people to have a concealed weapon at… Continue Reading Colo. GOP propose gun rights legislation

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has plans to streamline state government by consolidating two divisions in the Department of Natural Resources. Hickenlooper plans announce details this afternoon at the state capitol. The proposal marks the latest step toward changing state functions. He has also merged two top-level positions: the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public… Continue Reading Hickenlooper’s latest streamlining plan in Natural Resources Dept.

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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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