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Minimum Wage Hike Effort Ends In Colorado Legislature

A Democratic effort to allow cities to raise the minimum wage in Colorado has failed in the state Legislature.

04/15/2015

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Edibles Suicide Should Not Lead To Hypocritical Regulation

Anti-marijuana activists should take care not to use a man’s suicide after ingesting pot edibles to push for increased regulation.

03/26/2015

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Republicans Try To Repeal Colorado Gun-Control Bills

Republicans are moving fast to repeal gun-control legislation Colorado Democrats passed two years ago in response to mass shootings.

01/09/2015

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Republicans Seek To Roll Back Colorado Energy Mandates

Colorado Republicans want to roll back the state’s renewable energy mandates. And with greater numbers in the state Legislature this year, along with falling energy prices, they’re feeling more confident about their chances.

01/08/2015

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Rep. Hullinghorst New Colorado House Speaker

Colorado Democrats selected Rep. Dickie Lee Hullinghorst to be the next House speaker, making her only the second woman in state history to hold that position.

11/14/2014

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Bill Would Make Tough Penalties For ‘Revenge Porn’

There’s a push at the state capitol to get tough punishments for so-called revenge pornography.

04/08/2014

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Will GOP Overplay Its Hand on Gun Laws in 2014?

Will Republican state lawmakers read too much into the success of the recall elections and overplay their hand on gun issues?

09/26/2013

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Lobato Loss Will Be Better For K-12 Funding

Some education advocates may see the Lobato State Supreme Court ruling as a loss. But time may prove that losing in the Supreme Court may have been the best thing for education funding in Colorado.

05/28/2013

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Death Penalty: Should the Legislature Send it to the Voters?

The death penalty is the latest controversial issue that state legislators are taking on, but should they defer the issue to the voters?

03/19/2013

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Will Dems Push back at Hickenlooper’s First Shove?

Governor Hickenlooper sent a warning to his Democratic colleagues this week, letting them know he’ll veto a bill if it is passed as written. Will Legislative Dems heed the warning or call his bluff?

02/19/2013

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