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The state has been propping up education funding with one-time money and those dollars are running out.
One bill would move Colorado’s child welfare watchdog out of the Department of Human Services, which runs the child protection system.
Proponents say the bill could help the state meet its transportation priorities.
The bill would extend murder charges to include a fetus from the point of conception. Opponents say it’s legally impossible to do that without compromising its mother’s rights.
A roundup of the 2015 legislative session shows that bills that made health care more efficient or expanded access passed. Those tied to social issues did not.
All three men say there may be too much testing currently, but say legislative efforts go too far.
Two bipartisan bills in the police reform package passed the House Judiciary committee with unanimous support.
Backers say school districts need to be held accountable and not shielded by governmental immunity.
The legislation would set Colorado's minimum overtime-exempt salary at three times the state's minimum wage. That would be just over $50,000 a year.
One idea that has emerged already though, would be to create a state-run retirement plan open to everyone.
In his regular conversation with Colorado Matters, the governor talked about police reform bills, transparency after school shootings and more.