The state’s budget is nearing the end of its legislative journey. It’s already cleared the Republican controlled house with near unanimous support. Now the Democratic controlled senate will debate it.

A task force has failed to settle a dispute between Colorado communities and the oil and gas industry over who has the ability to zone drilling operations.

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