Marianne Goodland

Primary election dates to move under Senate bill approved Wednesday

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado’s August primary could become a relic of history, under a bill that received unanimous approval Wednesday from the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Morse files response, asks that complaint be dismissed

The Colorado Statesman

Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, has asked that an ethics complaint filed against him by the Colorado Government Accountability Project (CoGAP) be dismissed on grounds that it fails to “articulate a factual basis, the particulars of a charge” and the alleged violations of law cited in the complaint.

Payday lender bill being fast-tracked through House

The Colorado Statesman

A bill to undo one of the most controversial aspects of last year’s payday lender reform bill was introduced in the House Friday and could be in committee as soon as this week.

Morse complaint turned over to ethics committee

The Colorado Statesman

A Senate ethics panel has been organized to look into allegations lodged against Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.

Forecasts show state revenue is up, just in time for Legislature’s Long Bill

The Colorado Statesman

Work by the entire General Assembly on the 2011 Long Appropriations Bill is going to be delayed, possibly by as much as a week, based on last-minute work being done on the budget package by the Joint Budget Committee.

Bill to clarify state engineer’s authority passes House Ag

The Colorado Statesman

A battle pitting landowners protecting their water rights against oil and gas companies that want to avoid getting water permits may be heating up at the Capitol.

Nancy Spence, on her own

The Colorado Statesman

The first bill she ever carried was on education, and it’s a safe bet that the last bill she’ll carry at the General Assembly will be on education, too.

Sen. Nancy Spence, R-Centennial, was first elected to the House in 1998, to the Senate for the 2005 session and re-elected for her final term in 2008.

Ballot measures on taxes being pulled by Heath, Fiscal Policy Institute

The Colorado Statesman

Ballot measures on taxes that were headed to the November ballot are being pulled by their sponsors, Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, but for very different reasons.

Heath told The Colorado Statesman Monday that he’s pulling his citizen initiative that would increase the rates of state income and sales taxes for three years, in favor of a measure that would make the increases permanent.

Residents of CD 6: Hands off!

The Colorado Statesman

The 6th Congressional District needs to lose more than 79,000 people in order to bring it close to the required 718,457 per congressional district. But while some of the 85 people who attended Monday night’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Redistricting in Castle Rock had very specific ideas about what areas they wanted to keep, they offered few ideas about what to lose.

Importance of agriculture highlighted on Ag Day

The Colorado Statesman

The Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday celebrated National Agriculture Week and Colorado Agriculture Day, with a resolution recognizing the contributions of the state’s agriculture industry.