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Deadline for ACA plans looms as Colorado seeks greater insurance choice

Deadline for ACA plans looms as Colorado seeks greater insurance choice

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily: While policymakers are celebrating a big drop in Colorado’s individual health insurance prices for 2020, they’re also scrambling to combat…

CORE Act passes out of U.S. House but unlikely to see light of day in Senate

CORE Act passes out of U.S. House but unlikely to see light of day in Senate

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act passed a full floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, 227-182, with five Republicans voting yes and one Democrat…

Colorado outdoor industry, conservation community praise Climate Action Plan

Colorado outdoor industry, conservation community praise Climate Action Plan

The Colorado House late Wednesday reconciled a Senate version of the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution, or HB 1261, and the bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Jared…

Drug pricing, health insurance battles continue at both state, federal levels

Drug pricing, health insurance battles continue at both state, federal levels

With just one week left in the current legislative session, Colorado lawmakers have achieved some big health care priorities but are stalled on some other key bills aimed at bringing…

Effort to increase Colorado transportation, education funding moves forward

Effort to increase Colorado transportation, education funding moves forward

Summit County lawmaker Julie McCluskie and Colorado Speaker of the House KC Becker on Monday celebrated a committee victory for their bipartisan bills they say will allow the state to…

Johnston launches Colorado Senate campaign focusing on Gardner’s support for Trump, failure on climate change

Johnston launches Colorado Senate campaign focusing on Gardner’s support for Trump, failure on climate change

For Vail native Mike Johnston, last week’s endorsement of President Donald Trump by Sen. Cory Gardner wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back and forced him into the 2020…

Colorado independent voters forcing policymakers to take global warming seriously

Colorado independent voters forcing policymakers to take global warming seriously

U.S. carbon emissions spiked by 3.4 percent in 2018, due in large part to the booming economy and increases in transportation and manufacturing. That’s bad news for scientists warning of…

Colorado lawmakers hope for criminal justice reform trickle-down with First Step Act

Colorado lawmakers hope for criminal justice reform trickle-down with First Step Act

Colorado lawmakers and advocates are hoping the passage of the federal First Step criminal justice reform bill by both chambers of Congress and signature by President Donald Trump last week…

Colorado Dems promise to battle for Obamacare as 600,000 face losing ACA protections

Colorado Dems promise to battle for Obamacare as 600,000 face losing ACA protections

Colorado Democrats are vowing to vigorously fight for Obamacare in the wake of a Texas judge’s ruling late last week that every facet of the Affordable Care Act, including its…

U.S. Olympic Committee gives nod to Utah over Colorado for potential 2030 Winter Games bid

U.S. Olympic Committee gives nod to Utah over Colorado for potential 2030 Winter Games bid

The United States Olympic Committee on Friday announced it will put Salt Lake City forward as a potential host for the 2030 Winter Olympics, snubbing a Denver and overall Colorado…

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