Ryan Maye Handy

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Will rural residents reap benefits from reinsurance plan?

DENVER – Colorado’s reinsurance plan, passed by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session, promises to reduce individual insurance premiums on the Western Slope by 30%, bringing relief...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Polis touts legislative wins, including education, health care

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis is celebrating the 72nd legislative session, his first as governor, as a success for his top priorities – the expansion of early childhood education and tackling high...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Recall efforts ramp up amid controversial legislation

DENVER – In January, when Mesa County residents heard that state lawmakers had introduced a bill that would fundamentally change presidential voting in Colorado, they started grabbing County...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Jared Polis highlights efforts to reduce health care costs

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis unveiled a “road map” Thursday for reducing health care costs in Colorado, highlighting at least 10 bills to address hospital charges, a state-backed insurance plan, a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

State lawmakers consider tougher financial oversight on hard-rock mining

Colorado senators gave initial approval to a bill this week that would make Colorado the first western hard-rock mining state to ban the practice of self-bonding, a controversial financial surety...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

DENVER – A Colorado legislative panel gave initial approval to a controversial “red flag” bill that allows courts to seize firearms from people considered to be a threat to themselves and others....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado House hears of testimonty on ‘red flag’ gun bill

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers were poised to give initial approval late Thursday night to a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to seize guns from people considered to be a threat to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Barbara McLachlan to seek re-election in 2020

Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a Democrat from Durango, will run for re-election in 2020, according to an affidavit submitted last month to the Colorado Secretary of State. McLachlan, a retired teacher,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

State senator breaks with party line to support sex ed bill

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of the senator’s unusual break with his...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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