Sate Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, says the bill would help police solve crimes. He adds that someone's DNA would be added to the database only after a conviction.
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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.
A bill would allow the state to raise millions through lease-purchase agreements to fund new Colorado State University buildings at the National Western site.
The bills in response to public outcry over allegations of police misconduct in Colorado and the nation got preliminary approval by the full House Friday.
The Senate Education Committee passed two bills aimed at addressing a public backlash against statewide testing.
More than 10 percent of the appointments at the Colorado Springs clinic from Sept. 1 to Feb. 28 took at least 31 days to schedule.
At the Capitol and kitchen tables, Coloradans are trying to answer the question of how much standardized testing is too much. The latest test is called the PARCC.
Colorado Matters listeners weigh in on recent segments in "Loud & Clear."
A bill was delayed that would eliminate state tests in 11th and 12th grades and make ninth grade tests optional.
Currently, if 95 percent of students don’t participate in state testing, schools, districts and teachers can face sanctions.
The legislation is aimed at what advocates see as the criminalization of homelessness in a handful of Colorado cities.