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Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Budget Finalized, Heads To Hickenlooper

Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.

04/15/2014

Preble's meadow jumping mouse (credit: CBS)

‘Endangered’ Mouse Could Delay Flood Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning that many flood repair projects could be delayed because they are in an endangered mouse’s habitat.

02/04/2014

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Colorado Flooding Legislation Begins To Emerge

Destruction from September’s Colorado floods is prompting proposals that state lawmakers say are aimed at removing bureaucratic obstacles to expedite rebuilding efforts.

12/25/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Signs Divisive Bills On Energy, Labor

A flurry of final bill signings from Colorado’s Democratic governor Wednesday included divisive measures on renewable energy and labor rights.

06/05/2013

Students rally outside the Capitol on for immgrant tuition on April 23, 2012  (credit: CBS)

Immigrant Tuition Hits Farthest Point In Colorado

Illegal immigrants are closer to receiving in-state tuition with a bill that’s made it to the farthest point in the Colorado Legislature since it was first introduced 10 years ago.

03/05/2013

The Colorado House of Representatives (credit: CBS)

Colorado House Passes All Proposed Gun Control Bills

New ammunition limits and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday, during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address recent mass shootings.

02/18/2013

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Audit: Colorado Energy Office Plagued By Misspending

Colorado’s embattled energy development office is plagued by misspending, sloppy accounting and high turnover, according to a blistering state audit released Tuesday.

01/29/2013

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (credit: weldgop.com)

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg Backs Off Colorado Drilling Proposal

A Colorado Republican who pushed a bill to punish local governments for interfering with oil and gas drilling is backing off the idea.

05/07/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Welfare Recipient Drug Test Bill Advances

One criticism of the idea to make welfare recipients take drug tests is that lawmakers and other elected officials who also get state funds should submit themselves to the same standard.

03/23/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Require Welfare Recipients To Take Drug Tests

Colorado lawmakers are taking up an issue stirring up controversy across the country — requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests.

02/11/2012

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