Democrats take complete control of Colorado’s legislature Wednesday when they gavel the 2013 lawmaking session to order.
Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.
Colorado lawmakers proposed a plan Monday calling for as much as $20 million a year to attract more tech companies and their high-paying jobs to the state.
Gun control is expected to be a heated topic at the Colorado Legislature in the coming months, and legislative leaders have indicated that it will be difficult to find common ground.
Democratic Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver is poised to become Colorado’s next House speaker in January.
There is a standoff between Colorado and the federal government over the recent approval of Amendment 64 which legalizes marijuana.
Colorado Democrats have elected the first openly gay House speaker in state history.
With Colorado’s Legislature firmly under their control, Democrats are poised to dictate the state’s economic agenda and to pass civil unions after two years of divided government.
Democrats and Republicans are zeroing in on the outer ring of Denver’s suburbs in their battle for control of the state Legislature.
A Colorado pro-civil unions group targeting vulnerable Republicans began its efforts Tuesday with a lawmaker whose narrow victory two years ago gave the GOP control of the House and the fate of legislation for same-sex couples.