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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.
Currently homeless students can have a hard time proving their residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
Lawmakers amended the proposal Thursday so that the state won't use tax dollars to assist schools that have to change signs and uniforms.
Unlike some of the earlier police bills, more recent legislation doesn't have bipartisan support.
Colorado now requires pot products to feature warnings against use by pregnant or nursing women. But it doesn't make dispensaries post similar warnings.
While some metro area cities already employ body cameras, their use should be expanded says Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Englewood,
In his regular interview with Colorado Matters, the governor said, "The nature of this crime... really compels us to want to do something."
The bill is aimed at making it easier for agencies hiring law enforcement officers to know if they’ve ever been accused of lying.
The Legislature’s budget committee wants to hold on to $20 million worth of severance taxes next year to help cover taxpayer refunds.
The agency’s 50-year contract with a private company to construct and manage sections of U.S. 36 faced harsh criticism last year.