Two bipartisan bills in the police reform package passed the House Judiciary committee with unanimous support.
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Backers say school districts need to be held accountable and not shielded by governmental immunity.
The legislation would set Colorado's minimum overtime-exempt salary at three times the state's minimum wage. That would be just over $50,000 a year.
One idea that has emerged already though, would be to create a state-run retirement plan open to everyone.
In his regular conversation with Colorado Matters, the governor talked about police reform bills, transparency after school shootings and more.
In a letter to lawmakers, he proposes changes to what qualifies for TABOR rebates, which he says would all the state to spend more on schools, roads.
District Attorney George Brauchler is seeking the death penalty against James Holmes. Some question why he won't accept a long-standing guilty plea.
The bill would also allow the homeless civil remedies in cases of police harassment.
Parents will need to submit a personal belief exemption every time they refuse a standard childhood vaccination, and at the beginning of every school year.
Investors would fund things like preschool programs or anti-recidivism efforts and then collect a profit from future savings -- if the programs work.
The vote was party line, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.
House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst wants a key change to the Senate bill: preserve the ability of homeowners to sue builders.