Thursday, April 28, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.28.2011

House to get health exchange bill
Senate Bill 200, creating a framework for health-benefit exchanges to be formed as prescribed by the federal Health Care Reform Act, passed the Senate today on a party line vote….. Read More

Charges against Colorado State Sen. Williams to be determine by Texas Grand jury
A Texas accident reconstruction team has turned over its files to Hartley County District Attorney David Green. Green said he'll present a case to a grand jury to determine if criminal charges are warranted….. Read More

Does anyone really care about Denver’s mayoral election?
The lack of interest in next week’s mayor’s race is apparent. Just 9% of Denver voters have turned in their ballots as of Wednesday. Turnout has been so low you'd think there was a boycott….. Read More

Roofer regulations shot down by Senate
SB207 was lost on a voice-vote Wednesday in the Senate. The bill would have established a registration process within the Department of Regulatory Agencies for roofing contractors and roofers….. Read More

Bahr, Gallagher and Gilmore back Bach in the Springs
Wednesday, former mayoral candidates Brian Bahr, Tom Gallagher and Buddy Gilmore — who weren’t planning to endorse either Colorado Springs mayoral candidate — broke their silence and endorsed Steve Bach….. Read More

Colorado Senate confirms new PUC chair
The Colorado Senate Wednesday unanimously confirmed Joshua Epel, assistant general counsel at DCP Midstream, as the new chair of the state Public Utilities Commission. Gov. John Hickenlooper named him chair earlier this month….. Read More

Broomfield judge claims discrimination
A day after the City Council voted unanimously not to reappoint Barbara Koehler as municipal judge, her attorney has delivered a letter to the city threatening a discrimination lawsuit….. Read More

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