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The Colorado capitol in January 2015 (credit: Butch Montoya)

Things To Know At The Colorado Statehouse This Week

One-fourth of the 2015 legislative session is in the books, meaning the niceties are over and longer days await lawmakers.

02/08/2015

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Testimony Over Right To Die Bill Gets Emotional At State Capitol

Dozens of people testified to a Colorado house committee on Friday during the first hearing of a bill some state lawmakers call “the Death with Dignity Act.”

02/06/2015

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Lawmaker’s Effort To Alter New Low-Flow Toilet Law Dies At Capitol

Efforts to repeal part of a law that will allow only low-flow toilets to be sold in Colorado starting next year has failed.

02/04/2015

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Group Of Fired Up Mothers Gather At Capitol To Protest Repealing Of Gun Control Laws

Colorado state lawmakers have returned to the issue of gun control again with seven weapons bills being introduced at the Capitol on Monday.

02/02/2015

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Colorado’s Gun Debate Will Be Rekindled At The Capitol This Week

Republicans now have control of the Senate and a larger share of the House. Seven gun bills are up for hearings Monday afternoon.

01/31/2015

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Colorado Considers Ban On Welfare Cards At Pot Shops

Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can’t be used at dispensary ATMs.

01/30/2015

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State Representative Hopes To Alter New Low-Flow Toilets Law

A state representative wants to repeal part of a new state law that prevents the sale of any plumbing fixture that’s not water efficient starting next year.

01/30/2015

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Pot-Related Poison Control Calls Up In Colorado And Washington

Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.

01/23/2015

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Colorado Senate Votes To Expand Blood Tests In Assault Cases

A measure to expand the crimes for which defendants must submit blood samples is among the first bills moving forward in the Colorado Legislature.

01/20/2015

The Colorado capitol in January 2015 (credit: Butch Montoya)

Things To Know At The Colorado Statehouse This Week

After two weeks of formalities, Colorado lawmakers will get down to work this week.

01/18/2015

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