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Fetal Homicide Bill Approved By Senate, But Prospects Dim

Colorado’s Republican Senate approved a bill Monday creating a new crime of fetal homicide, a measure proposed in response to an attack on a pregnant woman last month in Longmont.

04/27/2015

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Pot Money: Give To Taxpayers Or Let Colorado Keep It?

What to do with all the money made from marijuana sales? That’s being debated at the state Capitol.

04/23/2015

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School Violence Lawsuits Approved After Emotional Debate

A novel effort to reduce school violence by making public schools legally liable for keeping kids safe has been approved by the Colorado Senate.

04/21/2015

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Lawmakers Consider Changes To Ballot Initiative Process

Colorado citizens would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week.

04/20/2015

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$25 Billion Colorado Budget Heads To Governor’s Desk

A $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education is headed to the governor’s desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan Friday.

04/17/2015

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Bill To Change Lives Of Children With Autism Moves Forward

A bill that could change the lives of hundreds of children in Colorado who are struggling with autism passed a state Senate committee on Thursday afternoon.

04/09/2015

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Growing Economy Means Refunds For Colorado Taxpayers

Colorado residents will benefit from the growing state economy with special tax refunds next year, but exactly how much is a question lawmakers will wrestle with over the coming months.

03/18/2015

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Colorado’s Pot Tax Tally Has Lessons For Other States

Marijuana makes money. But legalizing it doesn’t eliminate the black market or solve a state’s budget problems. Those are the lessons from Colorado’s first full year of tax collections on recreational pot.

02/11/2015

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Colorado’s 2014 Taxes On Recreational Pot Come In At $44 Million

Colorado finally knows how much tax revenue it collected from recreational marijuana in the first year of sales, and the haul was below estimates – about $44 million.

02/10/2015

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Tax Law Quirk Means Pot May Pay Off For Coloradans, Literally

Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.

01/27/2015

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