Pat Steadman

Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Bill Asking For Pot Tax Do-OverColorado voters will be asked in November whether the state should stand by the decision to use marijuana tax profits for school construction and other programs, under legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday.
Fetal Homicide Bill Approved By Senate, But Prospects DimColorado'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.
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.
School Violence Lawsuits Approved After Emotional DebateA novel effort to reduce school violence by making public schools legally liable for keeping kids safe has been approved by the Colorado Senate.
Lawmakers Consider Changes To Ballot Initiative ProcessColorado citizens would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week.
$25 Billion Colorado Budget Heads To Governor's DeskA $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.
Bill To Change Lives Of Children With Autism Moves ForwardA 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.
Growing Economy Means Refunds For Colorado TaxpayersColorado 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.
Colorado's Pot Tax Tally Has Lessons For Other StatesMarijuana 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.
Colorado's 2014 Taxes On Recreational Pot Come In At $44 MillionColorado 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.
Tax Law Quirk Means Pot May Pay Off For Coloradans, LiterallyColorado'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.
Colorado Rejects Legal Clarification For Same-Sex UnionsColorado won't address some legal questions about same-sex unions pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage.

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