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More DNA Sampling Passes Colorado House, Heads To Senate

An expansion of DNA collection for some misdemeanor convictions has passed the Colorado House.

04/23/2013

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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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Major Colorado Election Changes Get 1st OK By House

Colorado Democrats advanced an elections overhaul Thursday that includes mailing ballots to every registered voter and allowing same-day registration — proposed changes that have Republicans nervous about the potential benefit to Democrats.

04/18/2013

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Last-Minute Gridlock On Colorado Budget

Last-minute tangling on next year’s budget cost Colorado Democrats Republican support Friday, when a Democratic budget writer questioned whether $3 million for scholarships could benefit students in the country illegally.

04/12/2013

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Colorado Democrats Push For Big Election Changes

Colorado Democrats are planning sweeping changes to how elections are run in the state. Democrats want to allow same-day voter registration and to require that every registered voter gets a ballot by mail.

04/08/2013

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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

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Pot Driving Limits Bill Wins Unanimous Approval In State House

A long-simmering marijuana driving debate in Colorado appears to be nearing an end. The state House gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill setting pot blood limits for drivers.

04/02/2013

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State Lawmaker Targets Repeat DUI Offenders

Three strikes and you’re a felon– that’s how one lawmaker wants to treat repeat DUI offenders.

02/22/2013

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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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For Colorado Lawmaker, Death Penalty Debate Personal

Rep. Rhonda Fields stood before her colleagues recently and told them about her dead son. He would have turned 30 that day.

02/02/2013

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