Colorado Legislature

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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7:56am

Mon March 31, 2014
APR Local News

Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session

State Senator Gail Schwartz will introduce bills about energy efficiency and health care during the final weeks of the legislature. She's a democrat from Snowmass Village.
Credit www.gailschwartz.org

With about five weeks left in Colorado’s legislative session, lawmakers are going over the budget, looking into fighting wildfires and voting on internet access for rural areas. State Senator Gail Schwartz is involved with these efforts. She’s a democrat from Snowmass Village and Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sat down with her on Sunday. Here is their entire conversation.

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10:46am

Wed January 29, 2014
Legal and the Web

Colorado Lawmakers Move Forward With Mug Shots Bill

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 8:15 am

Mug shot sites, like the Smoking Gun, have long been a staple online. While some trade in celebrity mug shots, others publish publically available local mug shots.
thesmokinggun.com screencap

A bipartisan committee at the statehouse has moved forward a bill to make it easier to remove people’s mug shots from commercial websites if they were never convicted of the crime for which they were arrested.

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8:00am

Tue October 15, 2013
Elections

State Law Meant to Ease Process for Voters in November

New rules for voting this November are supposed to streamline the process for voters. But, some clerks fear they could lead to voter fraud.
Credit Creative Commons/Flickr/Muffet

Ballots for the November election are being mailed to voters across the state on Tuesday. Some county clerks say this election will be more convenient for voters than past elections, thanks to a new state law. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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10:58pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Oil & Gas

COGA: We Want to Change the Oil and Gas Debate

Drilling in Weld County.
Gabrielle Petron Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences

Some of Colorado’s top oil and gas promoters are worried that lawmakers... and residents... don’t understand the industry. In the coming months, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association plans to talk with both about the effects--and benefits--of drilling. The group hopes to, in their words, change the conversation about the industry... especially in Colorado’s legislature. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher recently spoke with Doug Flanders. He’s the Director of Policy & External Affairs for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. She asked Flanders why. 

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