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Students Complain About Seating for Debate

REPUBLICANStudents at the University of Colorado are demanding more tickets to the Republican presidential candidate debate. The student government passed a resolution Thursday night criticizing the university, Republican National Committee and CNBC, the broadcast network hosting the October 28th event in Boulder. On Continue reading

Rand Paul Courts Colorado Marijuana Industry

randRepublican presidential hopeful Rand Paul held a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator held a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates Continue reading

Republican Big Wigs Taking Part in Summit in Denver

REPUBLICANRepublican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum talked about the landmark gay marriage ruling as he tried to woo conservative voters in Denver. Santorum says the Supreme Court’s decision making same-sex marriage the law of the land is “based on a lie.” He says the lie is that opponents of gay marriage are bigots. Santorum is one of Continue reading

Coffman Won’t Run Against Bennet

mike coffman 200Republican Representative Mike Coffman is not going to challenge incumbent Senator Michael Bennet in next year’s election. Coffman said in a statement yesterday that he will instead run for re-election in his congressional seat in Denver’s southeastern suburbs. National Republicans had pressured Coffman to run, thinking he was Continue reading

Democrats Reject Measure to Protect Unborn Children

co-state-capitol-300Democrats rejected a Republican measure to create a new crime of fetal homicide in response to an attack last month on a pregnant woman in Longmont. Democrats who rejected the bill on a 6-5 party-line vote yesterday said the measure’s Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6th. In what’s expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, Continue reading

Lawsuit Bill Intended to Curb School Shootings

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate came after an emotional debate Continue reading

Democrats Reject Gun Law Repeals

AR GUNColorado Democrats rejected Republican efforts to repeal new background-check requirements for private gun sales and to eliminate limits on the size of ammunition magazines. The votes came Monday. A Democrat-led House committee voted 7-4 against a bill to repeal a 2013 law that requires background checks for private gun sales Continue reading

House to Debate Budget Bill

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House begins debate on the state’s $25 billion budget for next year. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the spending plan last week, with nearly every Democrat voting no after GOP lawmakers rejected most of their Continue reading

Gay Conversion Therapy Bill Taken up in Senate

co-state-capitol-300A Democrat-sponsored proposal to forbid therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person under 18 faces its first vote – and toughest test – in the Republican-controlled Senate. With the bill, Continue reading

Lawmakers Adjust Homeowner Liability Laws

co-state-capitol-300Colorado developers and homebuilders have been pushing for years to limit liability from unhappy home buyers. A renewed effort to make it harder to sue builders for cracks, shifts or other flaws in a new home passed its first test Monday Continue reading

Republicans Vote to Repeal Magazine Limits

AR GUNA bill to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines has cleared the Colorado Senate with three Democrats joining every Republican in passing the proposal. The state Senate passed the measure on a 21-13 vote yesterday. The victory for Republicans was no surprise. However, the Democrat-led House is expected to quickly Continue reading