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President signs public lands funding, conservation bill into law

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(The Center Square) - United States President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation to fund billions in backlogged maintenance projects on federal public lands.

Trump said the Great American Outdoors Act is "truly landmark legislation that will preserve America's majestic natural wonders, priceless historic treasures - and that's exactly what they are - grand national monuments, and glorious national parks." 

Federal public lands face a $20 billion maintenance backlog, $12 billion of which is within the National Park Service. 

Initiative to implement progressive state income tax fails to garner enough signatures to qualify for ballot

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(The Center Square) - Supporters of an effort to implement a progressive state income tax system called it quits on Friday.

The Fair Tax Colorado campaign said it didn't collect enough signatures to qualify Initiative 271 for the ballot in November, citing a petition process complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.