Politics

2:36pm

Mon January 5, 2015
Energy

Fines For Colorado Energy Companies Raised Significantly

A Halliburton fracking operation in Colorado.
Dan Boyce Inside Energy

Energy companies that violate Colorado regulations will now face significantly steeper fines. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved new rules Jan. 5 that include fines up to $15,000 a day.

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7:44am

Mon January 5, 2015
Legislative Preview

As State Senate Changes Hands, Top Dem Seeks A 'Productive And Collaborative Session'

Ken Lund Flickr - Creative Commons

When the seventieth session of the Colorado General Assembly convenes Jan. 7, 2015 there will be a change of control in order in the state Senate. The previous November election shepherded the Republicans into the majority, while the state House of Representatives remains in the hand of the Democrats.

The new session also means a change for Democratic state Senator Morgan Carroll of Aurora. She's going from senate president to minority leader.

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5:00am

Fri January 2, 2015
Legislative Preview

With Split Control, DelGrosso Hopes This Legislature Will Be 'More Collaborative'

Jim Hill KUNC

When the seventieth session of the Colorado General Assembly convenes Jan. 7, 2015 the balance of power at the capitol will have shifted - slightly. Republicans now have control of the state Senate, but they are still in the minority in the House.

Republican Brian DelGrosso of Loveland has been the minority leader for the previous two years and was re-elected to continue that role in the 2015 session.

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5:00am

Thu January 1, 2015
Legislative Preview

Dem's Focus For 2015 Colorado Legislature? 'Jobs And Economy'

Jim Hill KUNC

When the seventieth session of the Colorado General Assembly convenes Jan. 7, 2015 there will a new speaker of the house. The previous leader in the Colorado House last session was Democrat Mark Ferrandino of Denver. He was term-limited. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst , a Democrat from Boulder, will be the next speaker of the house.

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12:07pm

Wed December 31, 2014
Agriculture

In 2014, Political Fights Shaped The Top Agriculture Stories

The Jamie L. Whitten Building in Washington, D.C. is home to the USDA.
Credit Courtesy Wikipedia Commons

2014 was the year even the lunch ladies got political.

Harvest Public Media was created four years ago to report on agriculture and food production in the geographic area where the majority of that takes place – the Midwest. This year, my third of counting the top ag stories of the year, I find that the issues taking center stage were set not here, but in the politics, policies and processes of Washington D.C., state legislatures or the ballot box.

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