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Colorado Legislature

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Parties Detail Priorities As Colorado Legislative Session Begins

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.

01/08/2014

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Surging Colorado Economy Inspires Lawmakers’ Plans

Colorado’s economy is one of the nation’s strongest, but lawmakers from both parties have plans to improve it during the legislative term that begins this week.

01/06/2014

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

5 Things To Know In The Colorado Legislature

A weekly look at what’s coming up at the Colorado Legislature.

01/05/2014

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

GOP To Revisit Colorado Gun Laws In Upcoming Session

The Republican leader in the Colorado House says his party will try to overturn or change the gun restrictions Democrats passed earlier this year.

12/29/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Says Secession Attempt Will Make Colorado Stronger

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.

12/03/2013

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Morgan Carroll Chosen As New Colorado Senate President

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.

10/09/2013

Marijuana saleswoman Marissa Dodd (R) bags up a marijuana sale at the Dr. Reefer marijuana dispensary April 20, 2010, in Boulder. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Colorado Announces Rules For Recreational Pot Sales

Marijuana buyers will have to show identification and perishable pot snacks will carry expiration dates when Colorado marijuana retailers open for business next year.

07/01/2013

Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs (credit: CBS)

Colorado AG’s Race Gets Another Contender In Mark Waller

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.

07/01/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper signing the bill on Monday (credit: Emily Kelley)

Police Training For Dog Encounters Becomes Law

New training for Colorado law enforcement in the aftermath of deadly dog shootings will be a requirement under a bill signed into law.

05/13/2013

The Colorado Legislature on the first day of the session (credit: CBS)

The Topic Of Crime Drove A Lot Of Legislation At The Capitol This Session

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.

05/07/2013

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