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New legislative take on old telecommunications laws

A package of bills that would update the state’s decades-old telecommunications laws passed its first test on Tuesday, making it through a House committee with relative ease. To Read more click here

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Colorado lawmakers target telecom reform and $54 million phone subsidy

A bipartisan group of Colorado of lawmakers on Thursday threw support behind a package of bills that aim to modernize the state’s outdated telecom laws and encourage carriers to build high-speed Internet networks in rural and unserved areas. To Read more click here

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Colorado legislature readies to tackle telecom, rural broadband reform again

Colorado House Democratic leaders say they plan to reintroduce telecommunications law reforms as early as next week, believing they have tweaked the legislation enough to get it over the hurdles that killed similar bills the past four years. Rep. Angela Williams, the Denver Democrat who will sponsor the package, said that one of the keys […]

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Is the conservation community in need of a diversity intervention?

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Affordable Care Act addresses health disparities for African-Americans

As policymakers and members of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado, health disparities among African-Americans have long been a concern. African-Americans are 55 percent less likely to have insurance, and much less likely to have access to health care. At the same time, we have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, certain types […]

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Lawmaker sees value of Palisade peach as official state fruit

Colorado already has several state symbols, from the aquamarine as its gemstone to Colorado blue spruce as the state tree. The state also has the Yule Marble as its state rock and the Columbine as the state flower. And soon the Colorado Legislature is expected to approve the Claret Cup, also known as the Kingcup, […]

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