Colorado Democrats have won back two seats they lost in last year’s recall over gun control measures.
It’s clear that voters nationwide are scratching a six-year itch midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, and that’s played a massive role in the senate and governor races in Colorado.
Colorado Democrats have a comfortable cushion in the state House that will boost their chances of retaining control there in November. But their slim majority in the Senate hangs by a thread.
Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production. But interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms that can grow marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.
Democrats have rejected a proposal to give Colorado prisons the power to revoke inmates’ earned time, saying the measure raised safety concerns and discouraged good behavior.
Democrats stopped another Republican bill that tried to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines.
Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to increase legal protections for reporters and their sources in Colorado after a New York reporter was pressured to divulge sources in the theater shooting case.
A bill to increase legal protections for reporters and their sources in Colorado is up for an initial vote.
Journalists in Colorado may get legal help protecting their sources with legislation inspired by the case of a New York reporter who was pressured to divulge who gave her information about the 2012 theater shootings.
Two Republicans were sworn in Thursday to replace the Colorado Senate Democrats they defeated in historic recalls over new gun restrictions.