Votes in 11 rural counties on whether to secede from Colorado sparked debates that ultimately will strengthen the state, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told local government officials Tuesday.
Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll became the second woman in Colorado history Wednesday to be selected Senate president, a position that became available with the recall ouster last month of former Sen. John Morse over new gun restrictions.
Marijuana buyers will have to show identification and perishable pot snacks will carry expiration dates when Colorado marijuana retailers open for business next year.
Colorado House Republican Leader Mark Waller will try to replace term-limited state Attorney General John Suthers in a contest that includes a former Democratic prosecutor and Suthers’ chief deputy.
New training for Colorado law enforcement in the aftermath of deadly dog shootings will be a requirement under a bill signed into law.
After tragedies like the Aurora theater shooting, public safety drove a lot of legislation this year in Colorado, dealing with everything from DNA testing to drug sentencing to crimes against pregnant women.
As the 2013 state legislative session heads into a frantic finale this week, here are three issues to look for and how they may set up future battles this summer and fall.
One of two marijuana regulation bills pending in the Colorado Legislature won initial approval in the state Senate Wednesday.
Colorado lawmakers still face several weighty pieces of legislation in the final weeks of the session, including how to regulate a now legal marijuana industry and an overhaul of the state’s system to fund public schools.
The Colorado Legislature is mulling Democratic bills to clamp down on oil and gas producers.