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Pat Steadman

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Colorado Senate Begins Budget Debate

The improving economy is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years. But don’t expect both parties to widely agree on next year’s spending plan as the Senate debates the budget.

03/27/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

With More To Spend, Colorado Begins Budget Process

The improving economy and increasing tax receipts are allowing Colorado lawmakers to fund more programs as they prepare to vote on next year’s budget.

03/26/2013

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Unenforced Colorado Discrimination Law Could See End

An unenforced discrimination crime in Colorado could be coming off the books in a bipartisan agreement inspired by a civil-unions bill.

02/20/2013

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Colorado Senate Gives Final Approval To Civil Unions

Civil unions for same-sex Colorado couples have cleared the state Senate for a third and possibly final time.

02/11/2013

Debate over the civil union bill in the state Senate on Friday (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Move 1 Step Closer To Law In Colorado

Civil unions are one step closer to law in Colorado as the bill moves forward in the state Senate where lawmakers took their first vote today. But it wasn’t without some debate.

02/08/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Civil Unions Almost Reality, Bigger Fight Looms

Colorado Democrats will move civil unions for gay couples closer to a reality in the coming weeks, but there’s a bigger battle looming over marriage for same-sex couples.

01/22/2013

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New At The Colorado Legislature: iPads For All

Colorado’s Legislature is getting more tech-savvy this year – with iPads for every member.

01/11/2013

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Civil Unions Issue Will Be Back On The Fast Track Next Session

The matter of civil unions in Colorado will be back on the fast track now that Democrats have taken control of the legislature.

12/03/2012

State Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D) (credit: CBS)

Democrats Expected To Control Colorado Legislature

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.

11/07/2012

Michael Carr's campaign sign on his home in the Cheesman Park Neighborhood is in violation of zoning codes. (credit: CBS)

State Senate Candidate’s Campaign Sign Could Land Him In Jail

State Senate candidate Michael Carr’s campaign sign that he posted in his yard could land him in jail.

11/01/2012

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