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Colorado Legislature

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...

Partisan Bickering Results In Legislature Breaking State Law

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- House Republicans abandoned efforts to compromise on an early fight about the state budget Thursday, a move that leaves the Legislature in v...

Colorado Medical Marijuana: Legislature May Set Limits For Driving After Marijuana Use

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado could soon establish tough new measures to crack down on those who toke and drive. Under a proposal expected to be introduced at the Capit...

JBC Lets Gessler Keep $2 Million Slated To Balance Budget

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In another reversal of fortune, Secretary of State Scott Gessler will get to keep the $2 million from his cash fund that the legislature's Joint Budge...

Legislature Torn Over How To Honor Veterans

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The simple banner is designed to honor those who served and died in the military. But a national campaign to add the red-and-white "Hon...

'Amazon Tax' A Legislative Target After Judge's Ruling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal judge's decision to block Colorado's so-called Amazon Tax has emboldened the state's Republicans to take legislative action against the meas...

Bill Would Restrict Welfare Recipients From Getting Cash At Strip Clubs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill currently being considered in the Colorado State House would prevent welfare recipients from withdrawing cash from ATM's located at casinos, li...

GOP Rep: Accounting Ethics Classes Are As Useful As Learning The Ten Commandments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Freshman state Representative J. Paul Brown of Ignacio campaigned for his seat on a promise of reducing the reach of state government. As the Durango...

Frank McNulty Mutes Dem's Microphone As House Proceedings Get Testy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Any semblance of bipartisanship that may have existed in the Colorado State House during the first weeks of the 2011 legislative session seemed to eva...

New GOP Immigration Bill Even Closer To Arizona Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One week after Republican lawmakers in Colorado introduced an immigration bill that stopped just short of the controversial measures taken by Arizona'...

Bipartisanship Starts With Oversight

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

There was a triple-whammy lesson in bipartisanship on the front page of the Denver Post, starting with a call for a state audit of the Public Utilities Commission by two Republican state senators.

House Dems, GOP Battle Over School Breakfast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE (1/25): Republican Representatives Cheri Gerou and Jon Becker of the Joint Budget Committee told the Denver Post that they would be open to rec...

Legislator Pulls Organ Donor Legislation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado bill that defaults all driver's license applicants as organ donors is unlikely to become law this year. Democratic Sen. Luc...

Pinnacol Tax Exemption Bill Dies In Joint Budget Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would have eliminated tax exemptions for Pinnacol Assurance was killed in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday The bill, introduced in ...

Arizona-Style Immigration Bill Introduced In Colorado Legislature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Republican lawmakers introduced this week a piece of legislation inspired by Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law. SB 54, introdu...

Bill Would Make Coloradans Organ Donors By Default

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Some Colorado lawmakers say their state should be the first one where people become organ donors by default, even though other states' ...

Bill Would Ease Regulations On Dispensary Owner, Doctors

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's medical-marijuana laws could be relaxed to make it easier for felons to own dispensaries and exempt long-standing pot shops from buffer rul...

Legislature Takes Aim At Pinnacol's Tax Exemptions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado legislature's Joint Budget Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would end almost all tax exemptions for Pinnacol Assurance, the sta...

Colorado Hosts Highest Percentage Of Women Lawmakers In The Nation

Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Forty-one women were sworn into the state legislature in Denver this week, strengthening Colorado's long standing as the women-lawmaker capitol of the...

Partisanship Pervades At Opening Day Of Legislative Session

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If the first day of Colorado's 2011 legislative session was any indication, nobody should expect the talks of bipartisanship that permeated Tuesday's ...

What Colorado Voters Want (and Don't Want)

Jill Hanauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

Every January after an election, politicians of all stripes make speeches claiming to know exactly what is on the mind of voters. The Congress and Co...

Suzanne Williams Loses Senate Promotion After Texas Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams will not receive an expected promotion to Chair of the Transportation Committee after being involved in a fata...

Colorado Republicans Change Names Of House Committees To

Statebill Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's House Democrats, soon to be in the legislative minority, are disappointed with today's Republican edits to House committee names. The Democ...

Colorado Democrats Not Yet Conceding The State House

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The red wave that swept America in last week's election didn't exactly miss Colorado, but it was very selective. It will probably be felt most acut...