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Prisoners who commit violent crimes behind bars can have their "earned time" credits removed, under a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. "This bill is a simple question," said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill … more
Blasting Colorado's gay marriage ban as a law that creates "two classes of citizens," a group of nine gay couples have filed a lawsuit against the state that could pave the way toward same-sex marriage here. The lawsuit was filed in Denver … more
Sorry bar flies, but a bill that would have allowed watering holes to stay open past 2 a.m. was rejected Feb. 17 in the House. House Bill 1132 would have let cities and towns decide … more
As expected, Republican efforts to repeal a law that limits ammunition magazine rounds failed in majority Democrat legislative committees last week. But one of the hearings produced unexpected comments from a lawmaker who would end up having to … more
A Republican-sponsored effort to delay implementation of controversial new standardized school testing mandates failed in a legislative committee on Feb. 13. The federal Common Core State … more
A contentious House floor debate preceded the Feb. 13 passage of a bill that aims to shine a light on school board members' private discussions. House Bill 1110 would expand current law that … more
More Colorado school children would be eligible for free lunch at school, under a bill that passed a House committee on Feb. 10. Right now, kids who qualify for the state's reduced lunch program … more
As someone who covers the state Legislature, it's common for me to write about lawmakers who fight like cats and dogs. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Legislators will tell you that more than 90 percent of bills are passed with bipartisan support. No … more
With a ballot measure looming that could determine the future of hydraulic fracking in Colorado, oil and gas industry leaders are preparing for a battle unlike any they've fought before. “We've got a serious fight on our hands in 2014,” said … more
Mountains and sunshine and healthy and active lifestyles aside, Colorado holds a dubious distinction that isn't a part of the state's tourism campaign. Colorado ranks among the highest in the nation for suicides. In 2012, more Coloradans died as … more
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