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Zenzinger: transportation measure “long time coming”

Any legislation that addresses the state’s transportation needs should take the entire state of Colorado into account and is “a long time coming,” freshman state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, said in an interview with the Transit Alliance. The Denver-based group is a public-advocacy organization that started in 1997 and works to help citizens to “lead […]

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Transportation funding transfers tricky

In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, traffic comes to a standstill along Interstate 25, in downtown Denver. Colorado House Democrats have killed a Republican-backed bill to ask voters if they want to issue $3.5 billion in bonds for state highway construction. The bill was one of two being considered Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to address a chronic backlog in state roads construction. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

“A lot of moving parts” and a “very, very difficult budget to set” were among the descriptions given to the House Transportation & Energy and Senate Transportation committees regarding funding one of the key areas before the Colorado General Assembly. At the Wednesday, Jan. 19, joint committee meeting, Joint Budget Committee members explained recent changes […]

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Battery storage bill aims at preventing price shock

As battery storage technology has progressed, more Coloradans are installing them as backup power sources, but finding electric utilities are charging burdensome fees, according to state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder. Fenberg is the main sponsor of bipartisan legislation to protect Colorado consumers’ right to install electrical storage systems on their own property for later use […]

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McNulty lobbying firm chosen by CCU think tank

Former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Frank McNulty and the Square State Strategy Group have been retained by the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s conservative think tank, to lobby on its behalf. McNulty was first elected to represent House District 43 in 2006. Also an attorney, McNulty is a long-term advocate for limited […]

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School fitness centers help fight childhood obesity

This graphic from the Centers ofr Disease Control and Prevention shows Colorado is one of three states with increasing numbers of low income children considered to be obese. The state was recently chosen to receive three school fitness centers to help combat the trend. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

To help elementary and middle school students get fit and stay healthy, Colorado has been selected to help kick off the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils’ 2017 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign. Fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the national group, and Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the state’s participation, which will see three Colorado schools […]

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