Brandon Shaffer

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Colorado Lawmakers Hobble To End Of Special Session

It’s another session ending for Colorado lawmakers, and they finish Wednesday with little to show for returning to work.

05/16/2012

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Back-To-School Tax Break Bill Defeated

A proposed tax break on back-to-school shopping on clothes, computers and school supplies has been defeated in the closing days of the Colorado Legislature.

05/07/2012

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Big Day For Colorado Democrats & Republicans

It was a big weekend for Colorado Democrats and Republicans as they gear up for the November elections.

04/15/2012

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Buy American: CO Debates Bidding Preferences

It may be patriotic to buy American, but Colorado lawmakers are divided on whether legislation should give a boost to construction companies that do it.

04/12/2012

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Bill Tying Lawmaker Pay To Budget Passes 1st Vote

A bill to suspend Colorado lawmakers’ pay and benefits if they don’t pass a state budget on time got its first approval Wednesday despite unease from lawmakers who questioned the necessity of the legislation.

03/07/2012

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Hickenlooper’s Appointments Face Delay In Senate

The Colorado Senate has yet to act on 174 appointments from the Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this session involving 55 boards and commission this year.

02/14/2012

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Proposals Could Mean Big Change For Colorado Water

An opponent of hydraulic fracturing south of Denver is leading an effort to have voters decide on two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights since 1876.

02/04/2012

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Colorado Bill Hits Lawmakers If Budget Isn’t Passed

Colorado’s top Senate Democrat wants state lawmakers to go without pay and benefits if they can’t agree on a budget, saying his proposal addresses a public perception that legislators bicker too much.

01/10/2012

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Old Themes, New Divisions Face Colorado Lawmakers

Familiar themes will dominate the 2012 legislative session — economic growth, school funding and taxes — but they’ll be complicated by an election year in which lawmakers are fighting to keep their seats and a few are running for Congress.

01/07/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado speaks to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Feb. 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama met with Democratic governors to discuss the ways Washington and the states can work together to create jobs and benefit the economy.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Hickenlooper Considers 1st Year Success

Approaching his first anniversary in office, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration is known more for orchestrating compromise than driving policy.

01/01/2012

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