State Legislature

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

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

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

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

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones scores the game tying touchdown to send the game into overtime at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 12, 2013. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

Broncos Political Hangover

The sudden end of the Broncos season will effect the team and the vendors that depend on live games. But there may be a political hangover from the loss as well.

01/13/2013

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: RMNP)

December Wildfires Should Mean January Policy

A major wildfire in December has given every Coloradan pause, and it should give our elected leaders focus and determination to address the problems that are making these fires worse.

12/04/2012

State Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D) (credit: CBS)

Democrats Expected To Control Colorado Legislature

With Colorado’s Legislature firmly under their control, Democrats are poised to dictate the state’s economic agenda and to pass civil unions after two years of divided government.

11/07/2012

Rep. Laura Bradford (credit: state.co.us.gov)

Colorado Lawmaker Who Battled DUI Accusation To Retire

A Western Slope Republican who battled accusations of driving drunk has announced she won’t seek re-election.

03/29/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Female Colorado Senators To Remember 1st Elected

Female lawmakers in Colorado are donning antique hats and giving out cupcakes to mark 100 years since the election of Colorado’s first female state senator.

03/02/2012

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Bill Would Help Those Without Health Insurance Pay For Care

A bill moving forward in the state Legislature would help people without health insurance when they end up in the emergency room.

02/24/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Unemployment Discrimination Bill Rejected In Colorado

Job postings that state unemployed applicants need not apply will remain legal as a Republican state House committee rejected a discrimination measure.

02/22/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Youth Concussion Rules Among New Colorado Laws

Young athletes in Colorado schools are getting protections from concussions with new guidelines for coaches and an agricultural tax break is going away as a handful of new laws take effect Jan. 1.

01/01/2012

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