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.
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.
Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of 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.
A Colorado lawmaker wants to make it much harder for a defendant to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
The push to pass a civil unions bill brought a protest to the state Capitol on Friday.
Colorado’s first gay House speaker has taken control, less than a year after Republicans used their former majority to block civil unions for same-sex couples.
With Colorado’s Legislature firmly under their control, Democrats are poised to dictate the state’s economic agenda and to pass civil unions after two years of divided government.
Democrats and Republicans are zeroing in on the outer ring of Denver’s suburbs in their battle for control of the state Legislature.
A plan by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to engage communities in charting a new course for Colorado has generated skepticism because of its vague goals and name – TBD Colorado.