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Rep. Mark Ferrandino on the Colorado House floor on March 11, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Clears Colorado Legislature, Heads To Governor

Civil unions for gay couples was a rallying cry for Democrats who took control of the Colorado House in last year’s elections and vowed an early vote on the proposal. They kept their promise Tuesday.

03/12/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: Jason Hussong)

Sex Education Brings Intense Debate To Colorado Capitol

A bill would further clarify existing language in the current law for sex education programs in public schools.

02/19/2013

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Colorado House OKs Ammo Limits, More Background Checks

A package of gun control measures began its lengthy and emotional route through Colorado’s Legislature on Friday, with the House approving limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expanding background checks after hours of fiery debate about how to stop gun violence.

02/15/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Battle Over Gun Control Goes To Colorado House Floor

A Democratic gun control package began its lengthy and emotional route through Colorado’s Legislature on Friday, with the House approving limits on the size of ammunition magazines after hours of fiery debate on gun violence and how to stop it.

02/15/2013

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Battle Over Gun Control Goes To Colorado House Floor

Kicking off a long, emotional debate about guns, Colorado lawmakers clashed Friday over setting limits on the size of ammunition magazines, a proposal in a package of Democratic bills responding to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.

02/15/2013

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Bill To Make Colorado Insanity Pleas Tougher Fails

Democrats rejected a proposal to make it tougher for Colorado defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity by putting the burden of proof on defense attorneys, instead of prosecutors.

02/13/2013

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Insanity Pleas Would Be Tougher Under Colorado Bill

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

02/12/2013

House Speaker Frank McNulty (credit: CBS)

Colorado Bill Aims To Make It Harder To Plead Insanity

Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to make it tougher for defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity, prompted in part by last summer’s mass killings at a movie theater.

02/06/2013

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Colorado Lawmaker Wants It Harder To Use The Insanity Defense

A Colorado lawmaker wants to make it much harder for a defendant to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

01/27/2013

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Civil Union Opposers Rally At The Capitol

The push to pass a civil unions bill brought a protest to the state Capitol on Friday.

01/26/2013

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