The measure comes in the wake of last year's murder of Tom Clements, the head of the Department of Corrections.
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The measure increases the maximum penalty for a violation from $1,000 a day to up to $15,000 a day.
In Colorado Matters' regular discussion with the governor, he addresses proposed ballot initiatives on oil and gas drilling, and much more.
Colorado lawmakers won't go forward with a study focused on the health effects of oil and gas drilling in six Front Range counties.
Colorado lawmakers are close to finalizing a series of telecom reforms aimed in part at improving rural broadband.
About half of Colorado’s private sector workers ages 25-64 don’t have access to retirement plans through their employers, eliminating a key piece of the retirement savings puzzle.
Some state lawmakers are pushing back against what they see as intrusive government surveillance.
The company has met its goals each year since 2007, but says standards are getting too high to meet.
Commissioners say the Governor did nothing wrong in his preparations for the Democratic Governors Association conference last summer.
Colorado is poised to become the third state in the nation to put into service its own aerial firefighting fleet.