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  1. Colorado’s Legislative Year Ends With A Cram Session

    Over the past four months, state lawmakers introduced and debated nearly 700 bills. Among them were some big bipartisan wins — and losses.
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  2. Colorado's Trailblazing Abortion Law Marks 50 Years

    Colorado was the first state to significantly loosen 1960s restrictions on legal abortions, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
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  3. Can $250K per year help prevent school shootings? State lawmakers think so

    As students at Arapahoe High School return to class after last month’s attack, state lawmakers are working to boost a program designed to prevent school violence.
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  4. 50 Years Ago, Colorado Passed Nation's First State Law Liberalizing Abortion

    Former Governor Dick Lamm, who sponsored the legislation, says the emotional debate over the abortion issue has remained the same since 1967, but the differences then were less political and more religious than they are now.
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  5. The Legislature’s Top Leaders Mourn Loss Of Transpo Tax Bill, Praise Session’s Productivity

    Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham touted passage of two other bills that had divided their parties for years.
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  6. Lawmakers Find More Money For Schools, Start Preparing For Looming Crisis

    In a busy 2017 session, lawmakers also passed measures to address the statewide teacher shortage.
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  7. Firestone Explosion: Gov. Cautions Against Heavier Local Oil And Gas Regulations

    The deadly Firestone explosion was a “freak accident,” John Hickenlooper says. He believes that calls for spot checks, and better local-state cooperation are appropriate government responses.
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  8. Colorado Lawmakers Finally Have A Hospital Provider Fee Deal, Here’s What’s In It

    The sweeping measure touches nearly every aspect of state government spending — including health care, transportation, and taxes.
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  9. 5 Things To Know About This Year's Colorado State Budget

    Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
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  10. Where's Colorado's Lieutenant Governor Been All This Time? To 64 Counties

    Lieutenant Gov. Donna Lynne has visited every Colorado county since she took office a year ago. As the former chief executive officer at Kaiser Permanente, she's also become an influential adviser to Gov. John Hickenlooper on health care issues.
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