Colorado lawmakers are considering a $4 million bill to help the homeless. It calls for turning the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility into a residential treatment center.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed next year’s budget for Colorado on Monday, a spending plan that includes more funding for public schools, pay raises for state workers, and money to expand mental health services.
An expansion of DNA collection for some misdemeanor convictions has passed the Colorado House.
A Democrat proposal to repeal the death penalty in Colorado failed amid uncertainty about whether Gov. John Hickenlooper would support the bill.
There was initial approval in the Colorado House on Friday for a bill that would make the death of an unborn child after a crime a homicide.
A deadly wildfire caused by the state last year has prompted a bill that would provide more compensation in cases of government negligence.
A Colorado Senate committee will consider a gun control bill this week that would ban concealed carry on public college campuses, reversing a state Supreme Court ruling last year.
Crimes against pregnant women would be punished with a new statute that got initial approval from Colorado lawmakers Tuesday.
After hours of debate Friday night, the state House of Representatives gave initial approval to a package of gun control measures.
Public college campuses in Colorado would be off-limits for concealed weapons under a bill that passed its first legislative test Wednesday.