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Much of the extra $1.2 billion is spoken for as the state needs to fund a 2017 road construction initiative and to compensate local governments for other programs.
It’s not just that they’re barred from talking to the press.
"This commissioning will be a special day for our country and for Colorado," said Sen. Cory Gardner.
Craig Morgan, an attorney in Phoenix, worked on a sexual harassment investigation at Arizona's capital.
Protecting military satellites is the National Space Defense Center's first order, but some wonder if it's the first step toward a military space force.
Even as lawmakers unveiled a bill to take on PERA, they acknowledged it likely can’t pass in its current form.
People have not been coming to Colorado, "spending their last dime on cannabis and then lining up at soup kitchen queues" one of the study's authors says.
“Let's take the step of allowing marijuana to be available to researchers,” the congressman said.
In a wide ranging interview with Colorado Matters, the senator also addressed North Korea, and President Trump’s call for new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Republicans said it would be a "dereliction of duty" to punt the appointment to the governor.
If safe lawmakers shoot down politically perilous bills, then vulnerable lawmakers can dodge a tough vote.
"Cities like Denver and states like California are allowing criminal aliens to run loose, to kill, murder, maim or hurt our fellow Americans, " said State Rep. Dave Williams.
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Lucia Guzman said that Republican Senate leaders are “re-victimizing the victims” by refusing to introduce the resolution.
E.R. Dr. Emmy Betz and Dr. Larry Wolk, the head of the state's public health department, talk about a lack of funding for gun research, and a few bright spots.