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Colorado Lawmaker Pushes For School Arrest Stats

A Colorado state senator says she’ll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden.

04/23/2014

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Colorado Cyberbullying Bill Shelved This Year

A Colorado proposal cracking down on bullies who harass young people through text messages and social media has failed, shocking the bill’s sponsor and prompting her supporters to say they will try again next year.

04/10/2014

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Colorado School Expulsions Drop Following Law

Fewer Colorado students are being expelled in the wake of statewide reforms, according to a new study.

03/28/2014

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Cyberbullying Victims Want Online Bullying Labeled A Crime In Colorado

Victims of cyberbullying recounted their stories to state lawmakers in hopes of turning online bullying to be labeled a crime in Colorado.

03/26/2014

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New Bill Would Regulate Private Eyes

Colorado lawmakers are hearing renewed debate over whether to join 44 other states in requiring private investigators to maintain state licenses.

03/02/2014

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Colorado Senate Approves New Paint Recycling Tax

Household paint sold in Colorado would be subject to a new tax to fund a statewide paint recycling program under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.

02/28/2014

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Topic Of Statewide Problem Of Suicide Takes Center Stage At Capitol

Talk to your teenager — that’s the message from Douglas County Schools on Wednesday after four teenagers have committed suicide in the last 11 days. Now it’s got Lawmakers talking about ways to prevent suicides.

02/12/2014

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Law Targets Mass Thefts From Colorado Stores

A new Colorado law targets criminal organizations that steal from stores in bulk to sell the goods illegally. It’s an enterprise that costs state retailers an estimated $500 million a year.

05/31/2012

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Lawmakers Try Again With Film Incentives Bill

From “Thelma and Louise” to “Die Hard II,” hundreds of movies have been shot in Colorado. But over the last decade the state’s film industry has been going dark. Now lawmakers are trying to lure producers back with millions of dollars in tax incentives.

04/07/2012

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School Discipline Overhaul Inches Forward In Colorado

A bill to scale back strict Columbine-era school discipline policies cleared the first hurdle in the Colorado Senate, but it’s got a ways to go with lawmakers who think the legislation tries to do too much.

03/01/2012

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