The state senate has given initial approval to a bill aimed at using natural gas to reduce Front Range emissions from coal-fired power plants…A proposal for Colorado to sell the state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance fund seeking privatization has been canceled…and, county commissioners in the San Luis Valley are endorsing a proposal to establish a national historical trail honoring the route Zebulon Pike took across the Midwest and into Colorado in 1807.

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