Senate Judiciary Committee
The Justice Department and federal banking regulators will help clear the way for financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution.
The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected Monday for a fourth time in the Colorado Senate, where bipartisan skepticism on the pot analogy to blood-alcohol limits helped sink the measure even in a weaker form.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill to address concerns about paycheck fairness and accountability for corrections workers.
Colorado Democrats advanced an expansion on restrictions on gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence offense.
The push to pass a civil unions bill brought a protest to the state Capitol on Friday.
A permanent Colorado ban on synthetic marijuana sold as Spice or K2 is back before a Senate committee.
Colorado lawmakers have backed away from sweeping new rules on solitary confinement in state prisons.
A proposal restricting how much state-chartered entities spend on travel is up for debate at the Capitol in response to a pricey golfing trip by a state-chartered insurer.