Briefs

Over 10K new businesses register in Colorado in July with reduced filing fee

BY: - August 8, 2022

Nearly 11,000 new businesses filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in July, the first wave that took advantage of a temporary filing fee reduction passed during the previous legislative session. There were 10,878 new businesses in the state during July and all of them paid a $1 filing fee, down from about $50. […]

Colorado Democrats, environmental groups cheer Senate passage of ‘historic’ climate bill

BY: - August 8, 2022

The Senate’s weekend passage of a $369 billion package of spending to fight climate change is drawing cheers from environmental advocates and calls for the bill’s swift adoption in the House of Representatives. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which also includes tax hikes on corporations and health care spending, was approved on a 51-50 […]

How Medicare prescription drug coverage would change under U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill

BY: - August 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — A major spending bill from U.S. Senate Democrats would allow Medicare for the first time in its history to begin negotiating the prices of certain high-priced prescription drugs — a proposal that’s been around for years but has never come so close to the finish line. Under the legislation, Medicare would start negotiating […]

Colorado public health officials administer close to 10K monkeypox vaccine doses

BY: - August 5, 2022

Colorado is expanding its monkeypox vaccine distribution as federal allocation increases and the disease becomes a public health emergency.  As of Aug. 3, the state has received 9,665 monkeypox vaccine doses. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it has administered, scheduled to administer, redistributed or planned to redistribute all of those doses.  […]

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Colorado Republicans criticize inclusion of letter signed by Polis with TABOR refund checks

BY: - August 5, 2022

Colorado Republicans filed a campaign finance complaint against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday for the inclusion of a letter with his signature that accompanies upcoming TABOR refund checks. Kristi Burton Brown, the executive director of the Colorado Republican Party, argued in the complaint that the letter amounts to electioneering using taxpayer money. Legislation passed […]

Here’s what to know about the $750 TABOR refund for Colorado taxpayers

BY: - August 5, 2022

Colorado taxpayers will start to receive Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights return checks in the mail this month, the result of legislation passed this year that pushed the return forward from next spring. Here is what taxpayers should know about the refund. Taxpayers can also find out more information at the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website. […]

U.S. Interior Department calls for states to submit mine cleanup proposals

BY: - August 3, 2022

The Interior Department asked states Wednesday to apply for $725 million made available this year to clean up abandoned mine sites as part of the 2021 infrastructure bill. The department officially opened a notice of funding opportunity, which gives states the avenue to request federal grants to close mine shafts, prevent the release of methane […]

Biden signs order on out-of-state abortion access

BY: - August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to help pregnant patients cover the cost of travel to access abortion health care. The executive order does not protect access to abortion, which was overturned in late June by the conservative majority of the Supreme Court when it struck down the constitutional […]

New poll shows Democrat Adam Frisch within 7 points of Lauren Boebert

BY: - August 3, 2022

A new poll shows incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert leading Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District race by 7 percentage points, but challenger Adam Frisch says that he is well positioned to close that gap by the general election in November. The poll shows 49% of voters selecting Boebert in November and 42% choosing Frisch, the Democratic […]

Colorado attorney general candidates debate public safety, role of office in first exchange

BY: - August 3, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser and his Republican opponent John Kellner faced off in their first debate of the general election campaign season Tuesday night, sparring over questions on civil rights, firearm control and public safety. Kellner, the 18th Judicial District attorney, asserted that crime like car thefts, bank robberies and drug crime is “crushing […]

Republican recount candidates in second lawsuit want Denver judge to halt process

BY: - August 2, 2022

A group of Republican candidates for state and local offices, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who lost their Colorado primary elections in June are asking a court to halt a ballot recount process that they paid to initiate. The group, members of the Colorado Recount Coalition, filed a lawsuit Monday in Denver District Court […]

Federal judge upholds U.S. House Republicans’ fines for dodging metal detectors

BY: - August 2, 2022

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Monday from three U.S. House Republicans challenging fines they incurred for violating a post-Jan. 6 requirement that members pass through metal detectors before coming to the House floor. U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly dismissed the suit brought by Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania […]