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The one thing that everyone of any political stripe can agree on when looking back at the 2013 legislative session is that a whole lot happened. The furious pace lasted 120 days. But the political and policy impact of last year’s session will be … more
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Another gun battle took center stage at the Capitol on Feb. 3, as a Senate committee rejected a Republican effort to undo a key Democrat-backed gun measure from last year. Testimony on a bill that … 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
Gun control advocates say they were not taken aback by recent comments by Gov. John Hickenlooper that initially indicated a back-pedaling of his support for a key piece of gun legislation from last year. “Words are one thing, but I'm … 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
More than $30 million — money earmarked for education that has been sitting idle for four years — will be freed up to help low- and middle-income students pay for college, under a bill that passed the House last week. House Bill 1384 creates … more
Expanded Medicaid and mental-health programs, strident environmental protections, a successful insurance exchange, a rapidly recovering economy and an influx of young people are converging to make Colorado the eighth-healthiest state in the nation, … more
Death penalty politics resurfaced in the gubernatorial race last week on the heels of comments made by Gov. John Hickenlooper during a recent television interview. But political observers wonder just how much voters actually care about capital … more
An attack ad released against Gov. John Hickenlooper last week started out like any other negative ad — grainy, black-and-white footage followed by a series of assaults on the governor for his failure to “make the tough decisions.” The ad, … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper said last week that he will be the one who selects the members of a task force that will be charged with finding a compromise on issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing. The governor also addressed concerns on the part of … more
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