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A pair of Republican-sponsored bills aimed at making changes to the state's mail-in ballot process died in committee hearings on Jan. 27. One bill would have given anyone the ability to challenge the validity of a mail-in ballot, while the other … more
A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a school-safety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving some … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is "aimed at improving Colorado's ability to mitigate and fight wildfires." However, Hickenlooper and … more
A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers' claims of wage theft cleared its first legislative hurdle on Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor … more
Republican state lawmakers' first effort this legislative session to undo key Democratic accomplishments from last year failed on Jan. 15. A Democrat-led Senate committee killed a measure that … more
A bill that would have prohibited welfare recipients from using public assistance cash cards at marijuana stores and strip clubs died in a legislative committee on Jan. 15. The bill's sponsor, … more
A bill that would allow married gay couples living in Colorado to file joint state tax returns is on its way to a vote in the state Senate, after it passed a legislative committee on Jan. … more
Democratic state lawmakers have drafted legislation aimed at making college a little less expensive. Last week, the College Affordability Act became the first bill to be introduced in the Senate … more
Opening day in baseball is the best time to be a Cubs fan. There's so much promise. It's a new season. And every team is tied for first place. It's just too bad the Cubs have to, you know, … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper sounded like a man running for re-election during his annual State of the State address inside the Capitol on Jan. 9, as he touted Colorado's economic rebound and called on … more
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