Mark Ferrandino

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Online Sales Tax Has A Better Chance This Time Around

One of the benefits of shopping online is consumers often don’t have to pay sales taxes, but a couple of bills at the state House would change that.

04/07/2013

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

House Approves $20.5B Colorado Budget For Next Year

After bitter finger-pointing, the Colorado House on Friday passed a $20.5 billion state budget for next year, sending more money to public schools, paying down some pension debt, and earmarking money to wildfire victims.

04/05/2013

Rep. Mark Ferrandino on the Colorado House floor on March 11, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Clears Colorado Legislature, Heads To Governor

Civil unions for gay couples was a rallying cry for Democrats who took control of the Colorado House in last year’s elections and vowed an early vote on the proposal. They kept their promise Tuesday.

03/12/2013

The Colorado Legislature on the first day of the session (credit: CBS)

Colorado House Advances Civil Unions For Gay Couples

The Colorado House advanced a bill granting civil unions for gay couples after a debate that started with Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino telling colleagues that the measure is about family, love, and equality under the law.

03/11/2013

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Civil Unions Hold Promise For Fort Collins Couple

Tim Sagen and Ken Hoole woke up together May 8, 2012, in the bed they’ve shared for more than four decades expecting that Colorado would stand on the doorstep of legally recognizing their love before they slept again.

03/09/2013

Rep. Mark Ferrandino (credit: CBS)

Colorado Civil Unions Passes House Committee

Civil unions for gay couples advanced a Colorado House committee Thursday, with one Republican becoming emotional as she joined Democrats in voting yes for a bill that’s expected to become law this year.

03/01/2013

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VP Biden Lobbies As Colorado Approves Gun-Control Measures

Colorado Democrats advanced ammunition limits, expanded background checks, and other gun measures during a debate that drew the attention of Vice President Joe Biden, who called four lawmakers.

02/16/2013

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

VP Lobbies As Colorado Approves Gun Control Measures

A package of Democratic gun control measures began moving through the Colorado Legislature Friday, with Vice President Joe Biden personally phoning four lawmakers from his Colorado ski vacation to speed along the emotional debate.

02/15/2013

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Battle Over Gun Control Goes To Colorado House Floor

Kicking off a long, emotional debate about guns, Colorado lawmakers clashed Friday over setting limits on the size of ammunition magazines, a proposal in a package of Democratic bills responding to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.

02/15/2013

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Dems’ Gun-Control Bills Moving Quickly In Colorado

A Democratic gun-control package including ammunition limits and expanded background checks is moving quickly through the Colorado Legislature, where GOP attempts to stall a mammoth debate on the gun controls were quashed Thursday.

02/14/2013

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