The rural sustainability bill still has a long way to go in a legislature where byzantine fights over finances have bedeviled compromise for years.
2017 Colorado Legislature
Separate bipartisan proposals could raise the state sales tax and free money in the existing budget for roads, schools and health care.
A bill would let cities decide when bars close, but not all barkeeps think later hours are a good idea.
Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
Cuts will impact farmers, air and water, and health care, although, Hickenlooper says, Colorado could benefit from more defense spending.
Whether it’s “trouble ahead” or “trouble behind," here’s a look at where key legislation sits, halfway through the session.
First the deal has to get through the legislature, which the bill's sponsor says will take some work.
Pettersen wants to put forward a bill that would require drug makers to help pay for treatment programs in Colorado.
The law was put on hold last year after a bipartisan group of objectors sued, saying the law inhibits political speech.