Denver's Capitol owns the world's largest amount of Beulah red marble . Nearly all of the alluring pink stone was mined from the Beulah Red Marble Quarry in 1893 and used in the Capitol building. The only other traces were used in the old McClelland Library and the Pueblo County Courthouse. That history is just part of the reasons all who visit and all who live here should take a tour.
FOWLER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law an ambitious bill that spares hospitals severe budget cuts and generates $1.8 billion for transportation.
Hickenlooper signed the bill, initiated by Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, in the southeastern town of Fowler on Tuesday.
Among other measures, the law exempts from state income limits payments that hospitals make to obtain federal matching funds. Rural hospitals especially depend on those funds.
Before the Legislature passed the bill, Colorado hospitals stood to lose $528 million because of cuts in those subsidies that were made to balance the state's $26.8 billion budget.
The law also raises $1.8 billion for transportation over the next 20 years, in part by increasing recreational marijuana taxes and leasing state buildings.