State Legislature

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

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Key to Blueprint Success

I believe the plan is very ambitious, but it is an appropriately ambitious response to the one key issue that Coloradans of every political stripe care about, the economy. However, as always, the devil is in the details. And it’s not so much the details of the plan that need to be debated, but how we accomplish those goals.

07/22/2011

MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 24: Protestors demonstrate in the rotunda of the state capitol on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the buildingl for the past 10 days protesting the governor's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Madison Effect

Basically, this is lining up as a battle over the perceived effect of State Employee Unions and their benefits have on State Budgets.

02/25/2011

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