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The introduction of powdered alcohol is raising concern across the nation, and Colorado is joining other states in attempts to ban the substance through legislation until lawmakers and state officials get a handle on it. Powdered alcohol, dubbed … more
Lawmakers have proposed a slew of bills addressing law enforcement procedures, including the creation of a policy group and grant program for police body-worn cameras. In January, 170 police agencies were surveyed and it was found that 47 of … more
State Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, filed a bill that would mend some of the tax-refunding mechanisms outlined in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights by shifting more monies in excess of state revenues to the middle class. It's an … more
In the first batch of proposed bills for the legislative session, Republicans wasted little time introducing repeals on state gun laws. Two separate measures were introduced in the state House, including House Bill 1050 and HB 1009. HB 1050 … more
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal last week on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver's licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago. The … more
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri’s plan for the 2015 session is simple — continue the work he started during his first term by fighting for an economy that works for everyone. “I want an economy that supports every Coloradan, not just the wealthy and … more
Over 500 people waited anxiously for the launch of Orion, only to leave the Denver Museum of Nature and Science disappointed this morning.After multiple delays due to wind and other issues, Orion … more
There was a fervor for gun legislation at the State Capitol last week with seven proposed measures going through House and Senate committees. Republicans and Democrats dished out party-line votes that left both groups at an impasse on many of … more
The mood was somber and the details were sobering at a Dec. 3 ceremony at the Colorado Capitol, marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, in which dozens of American Indians were … more
A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval last week in its first test in the state Legislature. The state has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not for people on … more
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