Ellen Roberts

The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Won’t Pursue Building Code For Fires

Colorado lawmakers looking ahead to the next fire season after a historic year are shying away from statewide building requirements.


State Sen. Irene Aguilar (credit: CBS)

Democrat Backs Off Universal Health Care Plan In Colorado

An ambitious plan to make Colorado the first state with universal health care was spiked Friday by its Democratic sponsor.


The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Colorado Senate Gives Final Approval To Civil Unions

Civil unions for same-sex Colorado couples have cleared the state Senate for a third and possibly final time.


Debate over the civil union bill in the state Senate on Friday (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Move 1 Step Closer To Law In Colorado

Civil unions are one step closer to law in Colorado as the bill moves forward in the state Senate where lawmakers took their first vote today. But it wasn’t without some debate.


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State Lawmakers Reject Lower North Fork Fire Proposal

A proposal to double the amount of money the state can pay out to fire victims failed to pass in the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday.


Senate Democrats unfurled a banner representing stop signs in a debate over denial of health care for religious or moral reasons. (credit: CBS)

Debate At State Capitol Heats Up Over Medical Care Based On Religious Grounds

State lawmakers participated in a fiery debate on Friday as they discussed a measure that would deny medical care based on moral and religious grounds.


An image from the credit check debate on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Bill To Prevent Credit Checks Moves Forward At State Capitol

A bill that has been the subject of heated debate at the state Capitol has passed the Senate and moves forward to the House.


Colorado Capitol (credit: AP)

Bid Preference For Hiring Locally Gets First Nod

Businesses on Tuesday lambasted a Democratic proposal that would give bidding preferences to companies that employ mostly Colorado workers for state projects, one of the highlights of the party’s job-creation plan this year.


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Split GOP Leaves Civil Unions Effort In Limbo

Some Colorado Republicans argue that allowing same-sex civil unions will underscore the party’s commitment to individual rights and help party recruitment.


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Colorado Lawmakers Consider Low-Flow Toilets

Colorado lawmakers on the Water Conservation Review Committee are questioning whether the government has a place in citizens’ bathrooms.



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