Mark Ferrandino

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Insanity Pleas Would Be Tougher Under Colorado Bill

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

02/12/2013

NRA President David Keene and Colorado Senate President John Morse shake hands before their meeting on Thursday. (credit: CBS)

NRA President Meets With State House Leadership To Discuss Gun Control

The president of the National Rifle Association is calling many of the gun control proposals in the state Capitol “feel good measures.”

02/07/2013

Demonstrators on both sides of the issue speak at the rally on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

100 Gun Rights Activists Greeted Colorado Lawmakers At State Capitol

About 100 gun rights activists greeted Colorado lawmakers at the state Capitol before the 2013 state legislative session on Wednesday.

01/10/2013

Demonstrators on both sides of the issue speak at the rally on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Pro-Gun Rally Greets Returning Colorado Lawmakers

Gun owners gathered outside Colorado’s Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers convened inside with promises to take up gun-related measures this session.

01/09/2013

Fmr. House Speaker Frank McNulty shakes hands with 2013 House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (credit: CBS)

Colorado’s 1st Gay Speaker Takes Gavel

Colorado’s first gay House speaker has taken control, less than a year after Republicans used their former majority to block civil unions for same-sex couples.

01/09/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Begin 120-Day Session

Democrats take complete control of Colorado’s legislature Wednesday when they gavel the 2013 lawmaking session to order.

01/09/2013

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Gun Control, Gay Rights, Taxes Headline Colorado Session

Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.

01/08/2013

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Colorado Lawmakers Pitch Grants For High-Tech Industries

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.

01/07/2013

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Gun Control Tough Topic For Colorado Lawmakers

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.

12/14/2012

Rep. Mark Ferrandino (credit: CBS)

Colorado’s New House Speaker Conquered Adversity

Democratic Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver is poised to become Colorado’s next House speaker in January.

11/20/2012

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