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On Capitol Hill today, lawmakers on a key budget panel gave an initial green light to a pay increase for thousands of state workers.
When Gov. Hickenlooper’s office unveiled the new state logo last summer, many people criticized the design. Now, its future may depend on a statewide referendum.
During the annual State of the State address, the governor says creating even more jobs remains a top priority.
On the opening day of the legislative session, leaders of both parties in the Colorado House and Senate focused on the economy but with different ideas on how to spur growth.
Specific goals outlined during speech to General Assembly include legalizing civil unions, regulations for the marijuana industry, support for aerospace and a funding structure for the Medicaid expansion.
As students at Arapahoe High School return to class after last month’s attack, state lawmakers are working to boost a program designed to prevent school violence.
Ken Gordon served in the Colorado House and Senate for 14 years and was an ardent advocate for campaign finance reform before his death in December.
Previously, payments for divorcees could vary significantly based on where in Colorado the divorce was filed, according to advocates of the law, which takes effect this month.
From gun policy to education reform to election laws, Republicans and Democrats are poised to fight over many of the same issues this year that made the last legislative session so intense.
After more than a year of debating laws and regulations, the country’s first marijuana stores opened on New Year’s Day but demand was heavier than anticipated.
This past year was far from a high point in Congress’ 224-year history but Colorado lawmakers say they are just as frustrated as voters.
Smoking marijuana on private property is enshrined in the Colorado constitution but that same amendment bans public consumption. 99391
Xcel Energy wants the state to lower the amount it has to pay Coloradans who put solar panels on their homes. But advocates say the incentive program is key to adding renewable energy to the grid.
As some towns struggle to attract young, tech-savvy workers, local government leaders think part of the problem is the lack of fast Internet service in the area.