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To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Newspapers have a million ways of being useful and some of them have nothing at all to do with being black and white and read … more
A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado General Assembly. On Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 177, which addresses the construction-defects law. The law governs how … more
Both the Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School May 22 graduation ceremonies have been moved from the US Air Force Academy to the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado … more
Senate committees last week approved two pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the state's construction-defects laws. Proponents looking to reform the laws have argued that lessening the rigid process between homeowners who are seeking … more
A number of members of the state House of Representatives are supporting a proposed fracking bill that will require compensation to royalty owners for the value of lost revenue not received due to local governments that elect to implement a … more
Colorado youths made a compelling presentation to state legislators on March 16, showing a young generation's attempt to address and mend statewide issues. The 40 members of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council made their annual policy … more
Colorado’s U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner received recommendations from a report Bennet commissioned over a year ago. The report, presented at a Fire and Forestry Summit May 9 in Colorado Springs, suggests steps the federal government can take to better support Colorado’s wildfire mitigation efforts. more
Colorado's economy continues to grow and the state is collecting more tax revenue, but the bulk of the increase is going back to taxpayers and possibly to mandated funding transfers to transportation. That means that despite revenue growth, the … more
There was a fervor for gun legislation at the State Capitol last week with seven proposed measures going through House and Senate committees. Republicans and Democrats dished out party-line votes that left both groups at an impasse on many of … more
State Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, filed a bill that would mend some of the tax-refunding mechanisms outlined in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights by shifting more monies in excess of state revenues to the middle class. It's an … more
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