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Polis signs collective bargaining bill for county workers

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Friday that allows county workers across the state to collectively bargain. Senate Bill 22-230 was introduced by Democrats in April and given final passage... Read more »

TurboTax settlement results in $2.5M for some Colorado taxpayers

Low-income taxpayers in Colorado who have used TurboTax to file their taxes could be seeing refunds following a settlement with the tax-filing service’s parent company. Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax, will... Read more »

County officials to ask Gov. Polis to veto collective bargaining bill

County officials from across Colorado are gearing up to ask Gov. Jared Polis to veto legislation that would give collective bargaining rights to thousands of county workers. Senate Bill 22-230, which was... Read more »

Democrats propose $400 TABOR refunds to taxpayers months before election

Over three million Colorado taxpayers will receive $400 refunds under a plan announced by Democrats on Monday. The refunds must come under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), the constitutional amendment passed... Read more »

Colorado bill banning flavored tobacco, nicotine products clears lengthy debate

A Colorado House committee advanced a bill late Monday that would largely ban flavored tobacco and nicotine products. The House Finance Committee heard over seven hours of testimony from dozens of opponents... Read more »

Hickenlooper, Bennet backing proposal to ban Russian oil imports

U.S. Sens. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., are backing a proposal to stop importing oil and gas from Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The senators have signed on... Read more »

Federal land managers add compliance inspections to wild horse adoption program

The federal agency tasked with managing wild horses and burros across the American West will now require compliance inspections as part of its animal adoption program. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s... Read more »

Wind-fueled fires spread through Boulder County, engulf over 500 homes

Wind-fueled fires swept through parts of Boulder County on Thursday, leading to extensive property damage and thousands of residents evacuating. The Marshall fire has caused an estimated 35,000 people to evacuate from... Read more »

Gordon welcomes federal court’s pause of vaccine mandate for health care workers

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon praised a Monday court ruling that freezes the federal vaccine mandate for health care workers in facilities funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded (CMS).... Read more »

Voters to decide on trio of fiscal measures Tuesday

Colorado voters head to the polls Tuesday where they will decide on a trio of fiscal-related measures. The three statewide measures voters will decide on are all related to tax or fiscal policy, as... Read more »