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The room erupted in whoops and cheers as Jane Barnes took the stage. She even received a standing ovation by fellow party constituents. Barnes, former member of the Jefferson County Board of Education, is the GOP pick for the state house … more
Three bills that became law last week aim to alleviate the high cost of child care in Colorado. The laws, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 22, address a number of financial areas and are a response to Colorado being the fifth least … more
A new law guarantees that arrested juvenile defendants will receive a lawyer when they face a judge for the first time. The law addresses a “concerning” statistic indicating that 45 percent of children go through the entire judicial process … more
A Highlands Ranch legislator hopes that a new marijuana law will help keep the drug out of the hands of children. Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 21 signed into law a bill that aims to distinguish cannabis-infused edibles like candy and cookies … more
In front of a group of school children who are just starting to grasp basic arithmetic, Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 21 signed into law a pair of complex, multimillion dollar school finance measures. The new laws will allow a state school … more
Gov. John Hicklenlooper prepares to sign into law three new bills that will help Colorado prepare for an “unpredictable” wildfire season, as Sen. Gail Schwartz looks on. The governor, along with … more
If last year’s legislative session was an exercise in surrealism, than this year’s version was like a Bob Ross painting. Sure, there were moments of contention this year. But, for the most … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed lesislation that will authorize the state to expand its firefighting fleet earlier this week. SB14-164, one of three bills signed into law May 12 at Centennial Airport, will allow the state to buy two fire-spotting … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper said last week that the odds are “50-50” that he could call lawmakers back to the Capitol over the summer for a special legislative session that deals with hydraulic fracking. The purpose of the session would be for the … more
The House last week passed an 11th hour marijuana banking bill, capping an eventful chain of events on that and other pot-related legislation during the final days of the session. With the May 7 passage of House Bill 1398, Colorado is on its way … more
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