Pat Steadman

Expansion Of Colorado Energy Office Becomes Law

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill expanding the scope of Colorado’s energy office to go beyond renewable energy and encourage all sources of energy development.


Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Marijuana DUI Standard Dies A 3rd Time In Colorado

A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected Tuesday for a third time in Colorado, as lawmakers from both parties argued about how to fairly gauge whether someone is too stoned to get behind the wheel.


An image from a civil unions rally in May of 2012 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Civil Union Bill In Limbo After GOP Halt

A civil unions proposal is in limbo in Colorado as Democrats pushed to halt a Republican filibuster in the House only to have GOP leaders abruptly stop floor work.


Supporters of civil unions at the capitol in Denver on May 8, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Civil Union Bill Passes Final Committee, Heads To House Floor

A civil unions bill cleared a key hurdle Tuesday before a decisive debate in the Republican-controlled Colorado House.


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Marijuana DUI Bill Clears Big Colorado Hurdle

A marijuana blood standard for drivers appears headed for approval in Colorado – thanks to a Republican senator who changed her mind from last year.


Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Bill Asking Voters To Erase Gay Law Advances

Senators gave initial approval to a measure asking Colorado voters to repeal an unconstitutional state law that barred municipalities from passing ordinances protecting gay people from discrimination.


Lawmaker Calls DA ‘Snake’ In Fight Over Drug Bill

A Democratic senator trying to reduce penalties for some Colorado drug possession offenses called Denver’s top prosecutor a “villain” and a “snake” Friday, accusing him of spreading misinformation that led to the weakening of his proposal.


Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Senate Moves To Pass Civil Union Bill

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.


Gov. John Hickenlooper signs an animal abuse bill into law with a rescue dog. (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Hope To Find More Homes, Faster For Abused Animals

Animals caught in abusive situations will find new homes faster under a new law.


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Good Budget News Is Relative For Colorado Schools

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.