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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
A Democrat-sponsored bill that aims to provide more access to affordable housing in Colorado passed the House on March 4, following a party-line vote. Democrats see the bill as an overdue piece of … more
Low-income families who struggle to pay for child care could get some relief, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that cleared its first legislative hurdle on March 5. But Republicans on the House Finance Committee called the effort a “Band Aid” … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper was lauded by energy industry leaders and environmental groups on Feb. 25, two days after a state commission approved sweeping new air pollution rules that will regulate oil … 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
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
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
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
Legislation that would prohibit minors from using tanning beds passed the House on Feb. 27. But the bill is hardly guaranteed to pass the Senate — it passed the House by a 33-31 vote, with four … 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
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