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Civil Unions Bill Clears Colo. Legislature, Likely To Become Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.12.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers took a historic vote to approve civil unions for gay couples Tuesday, delivering on a campaign promise from Democrat...

Civil Unions Bill Passes Colorado House, Expected To Become Law

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Denver

Colorado's civil unions bill which grants same-sex couples similar rights to married couples passed in the Colorado House on Tuesday morning and now h...

Colorado Civil Unions Gets Initial Approval In House

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.11.2013 | Denver

Civil unions advanced in the Colorado House on a voice vote Monday, and is poised to become law. The House will take a formal recorded vote on Tues...

WATCH: Colorado House Debates Civil Unions For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 03.11.2013 | Denver

For the first time in its history, the Colorado State House is debating civil unions Monday. Though a civil unions bill has been introduced for th...

Cheating On Your Spouse: Illegal In Colorado?

Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver

Cheating on your spouse may be considered morally reprehensible, but in Colorado it's also illegal. A report by 9News sheds light on the law that,...

Metro State College Cuts Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 06.09.2012 | Denver

A reduced tuition rate for undocumented immigrants will go into this effect this fall at Metropolitan State College of Denver. The college's board...

Colo. Civil Unions Measure Survives Another Key Vote

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Gay couples came one step closer Friday to having civil unions in Colorado after another Republican-led House committee approved legisl...

Colo. Civil Unions Bill Passes Biggest Test Yet

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.03.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Gay couples campaigning for civil unions in Colorado have claimed their biggest victory yet as a key Republican-led House committee adv...

Civil Unions In Colorado Could Be One Vote Away

Posted 05.03.2012 | Denver

A bill that would create legal civil unions for Colorado's same-sex couples will be heard today in the Republican controlled House where it needs only...

Civil Unions Bill Passes The Senate, Heads To The House

Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

Colorado's civil unions bill received initial approval in the state Senate Wednesday. After a recorded vote later this week, the bill will head to the...

Civil Unions Bill To Be Debated Again

Posted 04.19.2012 | Denver

Legislation to establish state recognition of civil unions in Colorado is heading back to the Senate floor for debate and a vote next week. Althoug...

Bill To Temporarily Forgive Delinquent Taxpayers Clears Committee

Denver Daily News | Peter Marcus | Posted 06.08.2011 | Denver

A bill that would give delinquent taxpayers a reprieve on their back taxes passed its second hurdle yesterday. The Senate Appropriations Committee ...

Civil Unions Bill A Long Shot In GOP-Controlled House Committee

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.26.2011 | Denver

A bill that would grant gay couples the right to civil unions will be heard by a House committee whose members include a former aide to Congresswoman ...

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Senate approved a bill on second reading Wednesday morning that would establish Civil Unions for gay couples in the state. Senate Bill 1...

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...

Focus on the Family Concedes Civil Unions Appeal To 'Fair-Minded'

The American Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER-- In the week since state Senator Pat Steadman introduced his civil unions bill here, gay rights group OneColorado and Colorado Springs-based C...

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Gains Some House GOP Support In

Colorado Statesman | Ernest Luning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, on Monday introduced a bill to establish civil unions in Colorado, creating a state-sanctioned relationship for sam...

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...

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...

Sentencing Reform in the 2011 Colorado General Assembly

Mike Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Krause

The legislature's ability to affect the prison caseload, and thus the corrections budget, rests in its prerogative to write, and when necessary, re-write the state's criminal sentencing and parole laws.

Colorado Civil-Unions Bill Will Be Considered In Legislative Session

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next year that would make Colorado the fourth state to recognize civil unions. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denv...

Medical Marijuana Campaign Contributions: Industry Gives Thousands, Mostly To Democrats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the first general election since the boom of the state's medical-marijuana industry, cannabis supporters are making their voices heard the old-fash...

Pinnacol Offers $200,000 To State For Greater Autonomy

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The managers of Pinnacol Assurance have offered the state $200 million in exchange for greater autonomy in its workers' compensation insurance busines...