Partisan Divide Dooms Colorado Proposal On Federalism

March 22, 2012 12:00 AM

" DENVER (AP) — A proposal to promote Colorado independence is the latest example of Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature not seeing eye-to-eye on how government should work.

A bill that would have directed state bureaucrats to seek Colorado regulations instead of federal regulations was defeated Thursday in a Democratic committee. Ruling Democrats didn’t understand the point of compiling reports about so-called “Colorado solutions.” Democrats said state bureaucrats regularly seek federal waivers when state regulation is possible.

Earlier, the bill easily passed the Republican House "

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