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Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs on Thursday (credit: CBS)

State Rep Says Woman Had Baby Cut From Womb Because Of ‘Curse Of God’

A Colorado lawmaker is under fire for controversial comments about a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb in Longmont.

03/26/2015

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Colorado Considers Additional Police Oversight

Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force both in the state and nationally.

03/04/2015

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Colorado Lawmakers Delay Vote On Drones, Privacy

Colorado lawmakers have delayed voting on a bill to criminalize the use of drones and other technology to monitor or take images of someon

03/03/2015

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Bills Aim To Tackle Problem Of Crime In Colorado Schools

Law enforcement in Colorado are supposed to report crimes that happen at school. But in many cases that’s not happening, and now lawmakers are trying to change that with new bills.

01/13/2015

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Government Surveillance Hot Topic In Colorado

Colorado lawmakers are pushing several bills this year that seek to limit government surveillance — proposals that have gained momentum in the wake of revelations about federal collection of phone and email records.

04/25/2014

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Leadership Shakeup Hits GOP In Colorado House

Republicans in the Colorado House are seeing a leadership shakeup after simmering tensions within the party.

04/14/2014

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New Bill Would Limit How Long Government Keeps Surveillance Video

Colorado lawmakers are behind an effort to set restrictions on how long the government can keep surveillance footage.

02/18/2014

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Lawmaker Wants To Regulate Government Surveillance In Colorado

Cameras seem to follow the every move of Americans these days, but there isn’t a limit on how long the government can keep video. Now one Colorado lawmaker says it’s time there was.

02/06/2014

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Bill Would Make Prison Mandatory For Drunk Drivers Who Kill Or Injure

There’s an effort to change Colorado’s law in cases where a driver kills or seriously injures someone. Right now many times the driver is just sentenced to probation. That may soon change.

01/21/2014

The Colorado Legislature during the governor's State of the State address (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers React To Governor’s State Of The State Address

Every year Colorado’s legislative session starts with promises of bipartisanship and a commitment to work towards common goals for all of Colorado. But often it’s the day the state really starts to see how the parties are divided.

01/09/2014