Colorado Governor Signs Bills on Health Care, Highway Safety

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Denver (AP) Gov. Bill Ritter has signed 16 bills on health care and transportation, including measures designed to provide medical care to more children and enforce safety rules in highway construction zones.

He vetoed a bill that would require taxpayers to disclose more information if they file for a tax break for some real estate investment trust transactions.

One of the measures signed Tuesday makes more children eligible for Colorado's child health plan plus by raising the maximum family income. Another removes administrative barriers to applying for the plan and for medicaid.

One transportation bill increases penalties for speeding and other violations in highway construction zones.

Another increases fines for inattentive driving, speeding, dui, lane violations and following too closely.