A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Colorado lawmakers have turned back a proposal that would have asked voters to approve a 50-cent tax increase on cigarettes. The tax is now 20 cents a pack -- among the lowest in the country.
That now leaves the door open for supporters of a ballot initiative that would raise taxes 64 cents a pack.
Both proposals would use tax revenue to pay for health care programs. But members of a legislative committee that rejected the plan say it's not fair to make smokers pay the cost.
The legislative plan would have directed $50 million to also help seniors pay drug costs.