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Colorado Senate Begins Budget Debate

The improving economy is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years. But don’t expect both parties to widely agree on next year’s spending plan as the Senate debates the budget.


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Teen Tanning Limits Closer To Adoption In Colorado

Tanning bed limits for minors are closer to approval in Colorado.


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Colorado Senate To Debate Next Year’s Budget

Colorado lawmakers will debate next year’s spending plan as the improving economy and increasing tax receipts give them more money to spend on education and raises for state employees.


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Civil Unions Signed Into Law In Colorado

Civil unions for gay couples got the governor’s signature in Colorado on Thursday, punctuating a dramatic turnaround in a state where voters banned same-sex marriage in 2006 and restricted protections for gays two decades ago.


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Colorado School Funding Overhaul Up For Vote

A monster overhaul of Colorado’s school-funding process faces its first test in the Colorado Legislature.


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School Breakfast Expansion Advances In Colorado

More schools would serve breakfast after the school bell under a bill that has won initial approval in the state House.


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Online-Only Gun Courses Limited Under Colorado Bill

Gun owners seeking a concealed-carry permit would have to take required gun courses in person, not online, under a bill given initial approval in the Colorado Senate Friday.


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Adultery Crime Closer To Repeal In Colorado

The crime of adultery is closer to coming off Colorado’s law books after a vote Wednesday in the state Senate.


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Colorado House Democrats Pass Sex-Education Bill

A proposal to revamp standards for teaching sex education at Colorado schools passed the House with Republicans objecting that the bill infringes on parents’ control, a charge that Democrats deny.


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Unenforced Colorado Discrimination Law Could See End

An unenforced discrimination crime in Colorado could be coming off the books in a bipartisan agreement inspired by a civil-unions bill.