A civil union proposal advanced in the Colorado Senate on Wednesday as lawmakers tentatively approved a measure that would give gay couples legal protections similar to marriage.
Animals caught in abusive situations will find new homes faster under a new law.
Schools aren’t being cut for the first time in years as the state slowly recovers from the Great Recession, a relief to public school districts that have let go of teachers, cut extracurricular activities and increased class sizes.
Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether to cut spending at state agencies and potentially prompt layoffs in what has become the next flashpoint in Colorado budget negotiations.
Online school is helping Michelle Nuss catch up. The 17-year-old is only a freshman in high school, falling behind a few years ago when she and her mother were homeless and living in a hotel.
Gay couples waiting for rights similar to those afforded to married couples got closer on Wednesday to a legislative showdown with Colorado Republicans.
The debate of whether to grant Colorado same-sex couples rights similar to married couples returns to the state Capitol Wednesday, this time with more momentum than when it failed narrowly last year.
Medical Marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.
In Colorado, state lawmakers are attempting an end-run around the federal medical marijuana ban with a bill that would create the nation’s first state cooperative financial institution for dispensaries and growers to allow them to store and borrow money.
Colorado’s top Senate Democrat wants state lawmakers to go without pay and benefits if they can’t agree on a budget, saying his proposal addresses a public perception that legislators bicker too much.