State

6:00am

Tue April 15, 2014
Water

Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap

Colorado faces a water gap in the future and people are weighing in with solutions. Nine so-called basin roundtables are collecting information for an eventual Colorado Water Plan.
Credit Colorado River Water Conservation District

The public is weighing in how to solve the problem of less water in the future. People offered suggestions for Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Water Plan at a town hall meeting in Aspen Thursday. A growing population and climate change are straining the resource in Colorado, and an enormous water gap is projected, between how much water Colorado has and how much it needs. The Water Plan will use information collected by nine basin roundtables organized around various watersheds. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jim Pokrandt.

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6:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
State

State Legislature: Bill Would Make 10th Mountain Division License Plate Charitable

The 10th Mountain Division commemorative license plate could become a charity plate under a new law. It gets a vote in the Senate on Monday.
Credit State of Colorado/Department of Revenue

Lawmakers in Denver will vote on a bill Monday that would raise money for the 10th Mountain Division Foundation. The legislation would charge an extra fee for the 10th Mountain Division specialty license plate. After sailing through the House, the bill is getting a re-vote in the Senate. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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1:07pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Colorado Legislature

Colorado Telecom Overhaul Moves Forward

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 5:20 pm

Jim Hill KUNC

Even in 2014 many parts of Colorado are still not connected to the Internet and if they are it’s not at high speeds. A package of bills to reform and update Colorado’s telecommunications industry has cleared its first committee at the state capitol.

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9:17am

Thu March 20, 2014
Colorado Legislature

Cigarette Restriction Bill Goes Up In Smoke

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 8:44 am

Smokers in Old Town Fort Collins, in this file photo from May 2007.
Paul L. Dineen Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill to increase the smoking age in Colorado to 21 failed in the house finance committee Wednesday. One Democrat joined with Republicans to defeat the measure.

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5:13pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Colorado Legislature

Positive Forecast Gives Colorado Budget Some Wiggle Room

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 5:10 pm

Ken Lund Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado lawmakers learned Tuesday that the state’s economy is stronger than expected. That means they’ll have more money to spend in the 2015 budget.

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