Immigrant rights advocates say a 2006 Colorado law requiring police to report suspected illegal immigrants has resulted in detentions for low-level crimes and longer jail stays.
Colorado budget writers are asking to delay the introduction of the state budget for more than a week.
A bill to suspend Colorado lawmakers’ pay and benefits if they don’t pass a state budget on time got its first approval Wednesday despite unease from lawmakers who questioned the necessity of the legislation.
Senate Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency amid fears about the nation’s financial stability.
Some Colorado lawmakers want people to be able to use gold and silver coins as currency.
Colorado’s top Senate Democrat wants state lawmakers to go without pay and benefits if they can’t agree on a budget, saying his proposal addresses a public perception that legislators bicker too much.
Colorado’s first divided Legislature in a decade is limping toward the finish line with plenty of topics to settle before the final gavels fall Wednesday.
Colorado Republican senators are pushing for bills cracking down on illegal immigration, including one that would give police broad authority to arrest people suspected of being in the country illegally.