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.
The Colorado Senate planned to debate a measure Wednesday to encourage more businesses to allow patrons to carry concealed weapons.
Colorado businesses that ban guns would be required to provide armed security under a Republican proposal that faces its first test Wednesday.
Colorado Republicans want to require businesses to provide armed security if patrons aren’t allowed to carry their own firearms.
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.