Bente Birkeland http://aspenpublicradio.org en Vaccine Bill Stripped Down At The Colorado Capitol http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/vaccine-bill-stripped-down-colorado-capitol The Colorado Senate significantly watered down a vaccine education proposal Wednesday. Many parents came to the state capitol to testify that the original bill was a government overreach.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17493 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Vaccine Bill Stripped Down At The Colorado Capitol Colorado Telecom Overhaul Moves Forward http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/colorado-telecom-overhaul-moves-forward 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.<p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:07:43 +0000 Bente Birkeland 16109 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Colorado Telecom Overhaul Moves Forward Cigarette Restriction Bill Goes Up In Smoke http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/cigarette-restriction-bill-goes-smoke 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.<p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:17:14 +0000 Bente Birkeland 15806 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Cigarette Restriction Bill Goes Up In Smoke Positive Forecast Gives Colorado Budget Some Wiggle Room http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/positive-forecast-gives-colorado-budget-some-wiggle-room 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.<p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:13:02 +0000 Bente Birkeland 15729 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Positive Forecast Gives Colorado Budget Some Wiggle Room Taking A Tally At The Colorado Legislative Midpoint http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/taking-tally-colorado-legislative-midpoint Colorado’s 2014 legislative session is already halfway over. So far lawmakers have tackled a whole host of issues – everything from gun law repeals to wildfire and flood related measures.<p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 15330 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Taking A Tally At The Colorado Legislative Midpoint