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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

Democrats Refuse Parental Control Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats yesterday killed a Republican bill giving parents broad authority over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from “any Continue reading

House Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

co-state-capitol-300A measure to forbid Colorado mental health professionals from practicing gay conversation therapy with minors has cleared the state House. The proposal passed on a 35-29 vote with one Republican, Representative Daniel Thurlow of Continue reading

Senators Reauthorize Rural Drinking Water Act

WATER CONSERVATIONSenators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water providers. Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet said Wednesday the bill will renew the Environmental Protection Agency’s technical assistance to small utilities Continue reading

Democrats Expected to Vote Down Republican Energy Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado’s renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and had its first hearing in a House committee yesterday. That committee Continue reading