Mark Ferrandino

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Colorado Democratic Party Chooses New Director

The Colorado Democratic Party has hired a woman who helped with Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign to be its next executive director.

08/02/2013

Released parolees (credit: CBS)

CBS4 Parolee Investigation Prompts Legislative Hearings

A series of CBS4 ”Justice Failed” investigations into gaps in Colorado’s intensive supervision program for parolees has prompted the Colorado House Judiciary Committee to schedule oversight hearings into the program.

07/26/2013

People celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Ruling Gives More Legal Standing To Challenge Gay Marriage Ban

Supporters of gay marriage are celebrating two landmark rulings from the Supreme Court, but what does it mean for Colorado?

06/26/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Gets Big Wins In Colorado Session

As Gov. John Hickenlooper says goodbye to lawmakers for the year, he might want to send some of them thank-you cards — both for giving him what he wanted and for backing off from what he didn’t.

05/09/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Last Sprint In Colorado Session Includes Big Issues

Colorado lawmakers still face several weighty pieces of legislation in the final weeks of the session, including how to regulate a now legal marijuana industry and an overhaul of the state’s system to fund public schools.

04/22/2013

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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

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