Friday, March 11, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.11.2011

Marijuana DUI gets first OK
A proposal to set a blood-content threshold for what`s too high to drive got its first approval from Colorado lawmakers Thursday, making the state venture into an area few others have tested in the age of booming medical marijuana use….. Read More

Ethics Watch wants Douglas Bruce investigated
Colorado Ethics Watch is asking for an investigation into possible campaign finance violations by Douglas Bruce and the Reform Team Political Committee….. Read More

Democratic lawmakers frustrated with GOP
Frustrated House Democrats blamed Republicans yesterday for killing their “job-creating” bills while House Republicans applauded a bipartisan atmosphere at the Capitol….. Read More

Business personal property tax advances
Two bills designed in different ways to reduce Colorado’s business personal property tax won the approval of their initial legislative committees Thursday….. Read More

Polis and Franken fight bullies
Thursday, Rep. Jared Polis, D-CO, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-MN held a press conference to announce that they have reintroduced legislation that would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity….. Read More

Tax amnesty moves forward
The Senate Finance Committee voted 4-3 Thursday for the Colorado tax amnesty bill. Republicans voting against it say they like the proposal but not provisions for a review of who would be eligible and whether the tax breaks achieve what lawmakers want….. Read More

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