Lawmakers finished the 2014 Colorado legislative session lauding the same achievements: More money for schools and colleges, funding for an aerial firefighting fleet, and providing aid for victims of floods and wildfires.
Hope is washing away for Colorado homeowners who lost homes to recent floods and wildfires.
With the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before the end of the session on Wednesday, including marijuana legislation and tax aid to homeowners devastated by floods and wildfires.
Colorado lawmakers are advancing a proposal budgeting $17.6 million for victims of a wildfire that killed three people and burned down two dozen homes in the foothills southwest of Denver.
A divisive abortion proposal suggested by Colorado Democrats was scuttled before it could come to a vote.
Century-old elections language sparked a fiery partisan debate in the Colorado Senate on Thursday as Democrats steered through an update to recall laws despite complaints that they’re trying to change the rules in their favor.
Defending newly enacted laws that require background checks for private and online gun sales, Colorado Democrats last month relied on a statistic that they said indicated 6,200 new checks were done in the first six months.
Colorado’s largest teachers union is challenging the firings of about 100 Denver teachers and a 2010 law that enabled the dismissals, union officials announced Wednesday.
Colorado Republicans want to try undoing some left-leaning proposals adopted last year, and their campaign starts with electricity.
Colorado Democrats begin the 2014 legislative session with a tenuous grasp on the state Senate after two recalls over gun restrictions, but they still control both chambers and the direction of the lawmaking term that opens Wednesday.