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The consumer loan bill passed in the final days of the legislature with strong bipartisan support. Progressive groups decried the policy however, and led the charge for a veto.
The measure is named for Claire Davis, who was killed at Arapahoe High School in 2013. She was shot by a fellow student who then killed himself.
State lawmakers are concerned with how the DHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha manages the child welfare and mental health system.
Colorado has one of the easiest processes for residents to amend the state constitution.
The bill directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for "severe pain."
When asked about the issue, Gov. Hickenlooper didn't go into any specific action he might take.
The intent of the bill initially was to make the tire requirements mandatory, but sponsors of the legislation couldn't get enough support.
The industry says higher rates will give borrowers with marginal credit access to loans, but groups seeking the veto argue a higher finance charge benefits no one but lenders.
Want to know how the government is spending your money? A handy new Colorado tax calculator shows you -- down to the penny.
In his regular conversation with Colorado Matters, the governor talked taxes, a possible veto, and the failed plan to end homelessness in Denver.
The governor will sign bills to help economically distressed counties, studying traffic control and combat water-sucking weeds.
One measure bans the cameras entirely, the other says governments can only use them with voter approval.
The final days of the legislative session saw a flurry of partisan showdowns and bipartisan compromises, late nights and big votes.