Right now, Colorado is among five states where repeatedly convicted drunken drivers face only misdemeanor charges.
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If the plan had worked out, it might have meant a huge windfall for state finances. But opponents worried Colorado could have been locked into a bad deal.
The district is seeking a $23 million a year reduction in its contribution to PERA.
Of those original 10, six of the bills have passed or are close to passing.
If the bill becomes law, Colorado would be among the few states to give express permission for victims to sue schools for negligence.
The House speaker, a Democrat, is pushing an effort to let the state keep money it would otherwise have to send back to taxpayers.
The Republican-controlled state Senate committee defeated the measure Wednesday evening on a party line vote.
A GOP-led Senate committee rejected legislation that would have prohibited Native American mascots at Colorado schools unless a tribe approved.
The proposal would sell billions of dollars worth of bonds with the goal of shoring up the state’s pension fund.
The Colorado Senate has approved a $350 million plan to put Colorado State University buildings at the National Western Stock Show site in Denver.