Kent Lambert

Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget ShortfallPublic colleges in Colorado face funding cuts and the state needs to dip into to its rainy day fund for schools to close a $373 million shortfall in next year's budget.
Battle Looming Over Colorado Immigrant Driver's LicensesColorado immigrant advocates frustrated over long waiting periods for people who want driver's licenses regardless of their legal status vowed to pressure lawmakers in the coming months to free up money so the program can meet demand.
Colorado Human Services Chief Under FireNearly 90 of Colorado's 100 lawmakers have asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to oust leaders at the state's Department of Human Services. That's the agency that oversees child welfare, youth prisons and mental institutions.
Police Body Camera Bill Sponsor 'Stunned' At Failure In State SenateA Colorado Senate panel rejected a bill Friday calling for expanded use of body cameras by police officers despite its bipartisan support and backing of law enforcement.
Colorado Joins GOP's Federal Lands EffortColorado Republicans are joining GOP colleagues in other Western states trying to exert more control over federal lands.
Colorado GOP Looks To Make Big Education ChangesColorado Republicans are using their new power in the state Legislature to float a raft of conservative proposals to change public education - but many of the proposals stand little chance of becoming law.
Colorado GOP Blocks Funding For Immigrant Driver's LicensesDemocrats who pushed to get driver's licenses for Colorado immigrants regardless of their legal status are outraged over a Republican vote to block access to funds for the program.
Colorado Lawmakers Start Session Under New ManagementColorado lawmakers started work Wednesday under new management: Republicans took command in the state Senate for the first time in a decade, and Democrats retained control of the House but elected a new speaker.
Colorado Returns To Split-Party Legislative Rule
Colorado Lawmakers Plan To Boost Marijuana ProfitsThe federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.
Colorado Pot Sales Up Slightly In 2nd MonthSales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday.
As Colorado Economy Improves, Budget Debate NearsAs Colorado's economy continues improving, lawmakers are beginning to talk about constitutionally mandated refunds to taxpayers in the coming years.
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