School discipline policies adopted after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings are getting a second look in Colorado.
Newly drawn Colorado legislative districts are prompting some lawmakers to leave their seats or enter other contests next year.
Colorado Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman says GOP Sen. Keith King has “gracefully bowed out” of running for re-election in a new Democratic-drawn district that pit both lawmakers in the same seat next year.
Democrats scored a big victory Tuesday with the approval of preliminary Colorado legislative districts that would force Republican leadership to battle their own party members for re-election next year.
Colorado Republicans are furious over proposed Democratic-drawn districts that pit several incumbents against each other in 2012 races.
A Colorado panel is discussing changes to post-Columbine school disciplinary policies to give education officials more discretion over expulsions and police referrals.