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Colorado Senate Begins Budget Debate

The improving economy is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years. But don’t expect both parties to widely agree on next year’s spending plan as the Senate debates the budget.

03/27/2013

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With More To Spend, Colorado Begins Budget Process

The improving economy and increasing tax receipts are allowing Colorado lawmakers to fund more programs as they prepare to vote on next year’s budget.

03/26/2013

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Gun Control, Violence Dominating Colorado Debate

The Colorado Senate planned to debate a measure Wednesday to encourage more businesses to allow patrons to carry concealed weapons.

01/30/2013

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Colorado Gun Bill Would Require Armed Security

Colorado businesses that ban guns would be required to provide armed security under a Republican proposal that faces its first test Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Colorado GOP Calls For Armed Security At Businesses

Colorado Republicans want to require businesses to provide armed security if patrons aren’t allowed to carry their own firearms.

01/16/2013

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Report: Colorado ’06 Immigration Enforcement Law Costly

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.

12/05/2012

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Colorado Lawmakers Ask For Budget Delay

Colorado budget writers are asking to delay the introduction of the state budget for more than a week.

03/21/2012

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Bill Tying Lawmaker Pay To Budget Passes 1st Vote

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.

03/07/2012

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Gold, Silver Currency Bill Fails In Colorado

Senate Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency amid fears about the nation’s financial stability.

03/02/2012

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Bill Would Legalize Use Of Gold & Silver Coins As Currency

Some Colorado lawmakers want people to be able to use gold and silver coins as currency.

02/18/2012

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