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Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Last Sprint In Colorado Session Includes Big Issues

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.

04/22/2013

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Senate Committee To Hear Plan For Drilling Limits

The Colorado Legislature is mulling Democratic bills to clamp down on oil and gas producers.

04/22/2013

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Panel Would Study Gun Restrictions On Mentally Ill

A panel would study firearm restrictions on the mentally ill and those suffering from substance abuse in Colorado under a proposal unveiled Friday that’s heavily scaled back from what a Democratic lawmaker initially wanted to do.

04/12/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Immigrant Reporting Repeal Awaits Hickenlooper’s Signature

The Colorado Legislature has agreed to repeal a requirement that local law enforcement report people suspected of violating immigration law to federal authorities.

04/08/2013

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House Approves $20.5B Colorado Budget For Next Year

After bitter finger-pointing, the Colorado House on Friday passed a $20.5 billion state budget for next year, sending more money to public schools, paying down some pension debt, and earmarking money to wildfire victims.

04/05/2013

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Troubled Pot Regulation Review Continues In Colorado

Colorado’s troubled medical marijuana regulation agency is up for a second day of scrutiny Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature.

03/27/2013

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Lawmakers Push Wildfire Victim Compensation Bill Forward

A deadly wildfire caused by the state last year has prompted a bill that would provide more compensation in cases of government negligence.

03/14/2013

Sen. Kevin Lundberg shows magazines he says should not be banned. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Senate Voting On Gun Control Bills

Colorado senators were expected to take final votes Monday on several gun-control measures, including on magazine ammunition limits and expanded background checks.

03/11/2013

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Civil Unions Hold Promise For Fort Collins Couple

Tim Sagen and Ken Hoole woke up together May 8, 2012, in the bed they’ve shared for more than four decades expecting that Colorado would stand on the doorstep of legally recognizing their love before they slept again.

03/09/2013

Consumer Investigator Jodi Brooks talks with Melissa Russ about her job search. (Credit: CBS)

Legislation Would Limit Credit Checks By Employers

The Colorado legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal for employers to use credit history against a job applicant.

03/08/2013

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