Colorado’s move towards regulating and taxing recreational marijuana took a step forward Tuesday night. 65% of voters approved a statewide tax on pot sales, even though opponents said the tax was too high.
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There’s a lot of talk this election about how Coloradans are voting. Not what measures they’re voting for, but what method they’re using to do it. That’s because a sweeping overhaul of the state’s election law is just going into effect. And so far it’s getting a mixed reception.
Colorado's drought is relieved by flooding.
Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage won’t have a direct impact on Colorado law but that doesn’t mean the rulings, which overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for gay marriage to resume in California, won’t be felt here, too.
The closing gavel may have fallen on this year’s legislative session, but the political reverberations could go on for some time. Colorado Matters wraps up our series of conversations about the 2013 session, by hearing from CPR's state government reporter Megan Verlee, about some of the most politically contentious legislation.
Colorado Matters marks the end of a jam-packed session of the state legislature by checking back in with two of the most powerful figures at the State Capitol -- House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and House Minority Leader Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs).
Colorado's state legislature finished its work for the year Wednesday afternoon. In the end, a session marked by late nights and big fights wrapped up on a calmer note, with lawmakers zipping through their final votes, before breaking for the next eight months.