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Author : John Herrick

Dueling proposals to fix Colorado’s roads could collide on your Nov. 6 ballot

Two competing plans to pay for road repairs and transportation projects in Colorado are racing for a spot on November’s statewide ballot. That means voters […]...

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May 18, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Seven female law professors win $2.6 million settlement from DU in unequal pay lawsuit

The University of Denver on Thursday reached a settlement with seven female law professors over an unequal pay dispute.  U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley […]...

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May 17, 2018 Civil Rights, Education, Just In

In an effort to protect borrowers, ballot initiative to cap “payday loans” clears legal hurdle

Demetrius Johnson had no savings, no job and nowhere else to go. So he went to a Speedy Cash in southeast Denver to get a […]...

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May 15, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

A 2018 legislative session marked by financial challenges amid revenue surplus, sexual harassment scandals

It was a sprint finish to the 2018 legislative session; as lawmakers on the House floor played jeopardy and tossed yo-yos, others were pacing between […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

In waning hours of session, state lawmakers reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission

After what was shaping up to be a partisan stalemate, lawmakers came to an agreement to reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers approve a “painful solution” to unfunded public employee pension plan

When Colorado teachers rallied outside the state Capitol in April, they were asking lawmakers to ensure they have a stable retirement pension, among other demands. […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

Data privacy concerns quietly sink remote notary bill in last days of the legislative session

A proposed law that would allow Colorado companies to notarize documents online seemed like a done deal; the bill passed the Senate with near-unanimous support […]...

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May 9, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Proposed “red flag” law introduced with bipartisan support but dies in Senate along party lines

This story was updated on May 8 to indicate that the bill died in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.  State lawmakers introduced […]...

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May 8, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers reach deal on transportation funding

This story was updated on Tuesday to indicate the Senate and the House formally agreed on a transportation spending plan.  The House and Senate reached […]...

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May 7, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

The balance of power in the Colorado state legislature is up for grabs, and the gloves are off

The Colorado Senate GOP tweeted a photo on Wednesday that shows Senator Beth Martinez Humenik wearing boxing gloves and blasting the Democrats’ preliminary transportation spending […]...

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May 5, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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THE BLOGS

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […]

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