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Colorado Legislature

Civil Unions Bill Clears First Hurdle After Heated Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Judiciary committee of the Colorado Senate approved a bill on Monday that would grant homosexual couples many of the same rights currently reserve...

Colorado's Anti-Bullying Bill Up For Hearing This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado House of Representatives is scheduled to review a bill this week that would amend the state's anti-bullying laws to require dress codes t...

Department Of Revenue Blocks New Rules Governing Beer Strength

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued an emergency order repealing new rules requiring breweries to test, label and certify that their b...

GOP Senator On Medicaid: 'We're Paying For Their Kids' Health Care, And They're Buying Cigarettes'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Senator Greg Brophy shed some light Wednesday on the Colorado Republican Party's thinking regarding the state's budget. The Senator from Wray, ...

Bill Making Concealed-Carry Permits Optional Passes House With Bipartisan Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit was approved by the State House on a 40-25 vote on Wednesday. Hous...

State Senate Panel OK's Universal Health Idea

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill aiming to create a universal health care system in Colorado by examining the elimination of private insurance received approval from a Senate c...

Bill To Outlaw Selling Edible Pot Gets First Hearing Tuesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would effectively ban edible medical marijuana products is scheduled for its first hearing on Tuesday. While the bill seems unlikely to p...

Some Senate Dems Reject Hickenlooper Budget, Propose Raising More Revenue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"'We know that economic development and education are one and the same. What we're doing is cutting economic development," State Senator Rollie Heath,...

Bipartisan Support For Gun Bill That Would Make Concealed-Carry Permits Optional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would give all legal gunowners in Colorado the option to carry a concealed weapon without a permit cleared committee on Thursday with bipa...

Bill Targets Solitary Confinement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill introduced this week in the Colorado State Senate this week seeks to decrease the number of mentally disabled prisoners in solitary confinement...

House Advances Bill Requiring Photo ID's To Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would require Colorado voters to show a government-issued photo ID before voting passed on second reading in the House on Monday. House...

Bill Would Regulate Interior Designers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would place stricter regulations on interior designers is scheduled for a hearing on Monday in the Colorado Legislature. Senate Bill 67, ...

In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students Clears First Legislative Test

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After contentious testimony, a bill that would give in-state college tuition to qualifying undocumented Colorado residents passed its first legislativ...

Study: Civil Unions Bill Would Save Colorado Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to a new study, Colorado stands to add up to $5 million to its coffers over the next three years if the Legislature passes a bill that recog...

Bill Would Set THC Limits For Drivers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill currently being considered in the Colorado Legislature would set limits on how much THC--the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana--drivers in t...

Legislature Advances Bill To Allow 'Low-Alcohol' Beer In Bars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado legislature advanced a bill this week that would change the Colorado Liquor Code to allow bars and restaurants to sell 'low-alcohol conte...

Bill Would Address 'Glitches' In State's Death-Investigation System

Summit Daily News | Caddie Nath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The bumper sticker says it all. Foreboding red letters etched on a black background beside a crime scene body outline read, "Our day begins when yo...

Fetal Homicide Bill Introduced In The State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill introduced in the Colorado State House on Friday seeks to criminalize the killing of an unborn child, while maintaining abortion rights. House...

Polling Shows Widespread Support For Civil Unions In Colorado

Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As state Senator Pat Steadman gets set to introduce his civil unions legislation in Denver next week, new public opinion poll results bolster the case...

GOP Kills 'Arizona-Style' Immigration Bill Over Legal Concerns

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Republican lawmaker's Arizona-style immigration bill has been stopped at the border. The bill's sponsor said he will kill the bill this...

Legislature Shoots Down State Involvement In Fracking Study

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The state will not get involved with a study of chemicals used in natural-gas drilling, legislators decided Monday. Rep. Roger Wilson, D-...

Lawmakers Get De Facto Immunity From Automated Traffic Enforcement

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the increasing use of red light cameras, photo radar and license-plate recognition scanners, motorists are as likely to be handed a traffic citat...

Is The Colorado Legislature Losing The Budget Battle?

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Legislators from both major political parties started the 2011 legislative session last month promising to cut the size of government, but the measure...

Bill Would Allow 'Law-Abiding' Persons To Carry Weapons Without Permits

carry permit? | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow a "law-abiding person" to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in Colorado, including at...

Colorado Legislature To Consider Two Competing Daylight Savings Bills

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Two state lawmakers want to change how Coloradans set their clocks, but they have different proposals on what to do about daylight saving time. Sen...