State Of The State

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

5 Things To Know In The Colorado Legislature

A weekly look at what’s coming up at the Colorado Legislature.

01/05/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the 2013 State of the State speech. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Sets The Legislative Table

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s third State of the State address was his first with two Democrat majorities. He used this opportunity to inform his colleagues on what he would like to see, and more importantly, what he would not like to see, this session.

01/11/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the 2013 State of the State speech. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Urges Debate On Gun Control In State Of The State Speech

Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper urged lawmakers to debate gun control in the aftermath of mass shootings in Aurora and Connecticut, saying Thursday that “our democracy demands this type of debate.”

01/10/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the 2013 State of the State speech. (credit: CBS)

Text of Colorado Governor’s 2013 State Of The State Speech

Read the prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address on Thursday.

01/10/2013

Demonstrators on both sides of the issue speak at the rally on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Pro-Gun Rally Greets Returning Colorado Lawmakers

Gun owners gathered outside Colorado’s Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers convened inside with promises to take up gun-related measures this session.

01/09/2013

A woman prays at the Capitol during the hearing at the state Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Civil Union Bill Advances Toward Showdown

Gay couples waiting for rights similar to those afforded to married couples got closer on Wednesday to a legislative showdown with Colorado Republicans.

02/15/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the State of the State address. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Strikes The Right Chords

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his second State of the State address on Thursday. While he didn’t announce any earth-shaking policy goals, he did use his annual bully pulpit in a near perfect fashion to continue to solidify his role as this state’s political leader, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

01/13/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the 2012 State of the State address. (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions, Business Emphasized During ‘State’ Speech

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday urged lawmakers to move forward on social and financial goals this session, encouraging them to prove “cynics” wrong and show they can cooperate to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples and make the Colorado more business-friendly.

01/12/2012

Colorado lawmakers wave Broncos "Mile High Magic" towels. (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Cheer On Broncos During Governor’s Speech

During his State of the State speech before the state Legislature on Thursday morning Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper couldn’t help cheering on the home team.

01/12/2012

The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Prepared Text Of Colorado State Of The State Speech

Read the prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State speech on Thursday.

01/12/2012

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