The Colorado Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill cracking down on when motorists spray excess exhaust on other cars, cyclists, or pedestrians.
2017 Colorado Legislature
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he thinks Colorado can reach the emissions goals set in Paris, but calls the emissions targets "ambitious."
A bill that has bipartisan support could be the first state law regulating autonomous vehicles in Colorado. It passed in the legislature earlier this week.
Changes to treatment of inmates and more money for school counseling are included in new laws.
In a busy 2017 session, lawmakers also passed measures to address the statewide teacher shortage.
Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham touted passage of two other bills that had divided their parties for years.
Over the past four months, state lawmakers introduced and debated nearly 700 bills. Among them were some big bipartisan wins — and losses.
The deadly Firestone explosion was a “freak accident,” John Hickenlooper says. He believes that calls for spot checks, and better local-state cooperation are appropriate government responses.
The sweeping measure touches nearly every aspect of state government spending — including health care, transportation, and taxes.
Connor Randall and Andrew Carpenter do a lot more than just read hundreds of bills aloud. But that’s definitely the most entertaining part of their duties.