Lieutenant Gov. Donna Lynne has visited every Colorado county since she took office a year ago. As the former chief executive officer at Kaiser Permanente, she's also become an influential adviser to Gov. John Hickenlooper on health care issues.
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Former Governor Dick Lamm, who sponsored the legislation, says the emotional debate over the abortion issue has remained the same since 1967, but the differences then were less political and more religious than they are now.
Professor John Straayer headed CSU's legislative internship program for 37 years. His students included Cory Gardner, who's now a U.S. senator from Colorado.
Republicans on the Senate Finance committee voted 3-2 to kill the bipartisan tax bill aimed at securing infrastructure funding.
Colorado was the first state to significantly loosen 1960s restrictions on legal abortions, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
The congressman, who represents northern and eastern Colorado, is also concerned the president's proposed budget will grow defense at the expense of the national debt.
Since he was a freshman lawmaker in 2013, Everett has been the lone no vote on bills dozens of times in the 65-member Colorado House.
The rural sustainability bill still has a long way to go in a legislature where byzantine fights over finances have bedeviled compromise for years.
The Colorado governor says that was the reaction when he expressed concern about proposed cuts to EPA grants. Congress would have to pass a new budget.
Kennedy says her experience in managing state resources and her passion for public schools has prepared her for the job.
The bipartisan bill also lets students sue if a public university restricts their right to free expression.
Separate bipartisan proposals could raise the state sales tax and free money in the existing budget for roads, schools and health care.
A bill would let cities decide when bars close, but not all barkeeps think later hours are a good idea.
Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.