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State Budget:

House Republicans have rift moment; arial firefighting advances

Notes from the 93rd day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 10, 2014 Capitol Notebook, State Budget

House approves historic public education funding; rural broadband heads to Senate

Notes from the 92nd day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 9, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Education, Politics, State Budget

Senate caucuses on budget; House approves easier cross-state firearms purchases and higher ed funding, kill’s pipeline bill

Notes from the 85th day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 2, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, State Budget, Uncategorized

House passes budget; Senate passes recall election reform and voter fraud legislation

Notes from the 80th day of the 2014 legislative session ...

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March 28, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Criminal Justice, Education, Just In, Politics, State Budget, Uncategorized

Keeping police officers trained and trains running across southern Colorado

Notes from the 71st day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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March 19, 2014 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, Politics, State Budget

Senate moves to regulate Lyft, Uber; House all-in for audit of state health exchange

It's the 59th day of the 2014 legislative session — just a day shy of the half-way mark. Though it almost caused Sen. Hill to ruin Sen. Harvey's birthday, Lyft and Uber will probably get to stay in Colorado under...

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March 7, 2014 Just In, Politics, State Budget, Uncategorized

The Oprah Effect

The Colorado General Assembly seems to want to hand out tax credits the way Oprah hands out cars. One big difference, though, is that Oprah's spending her own money while tax credits spend everyone’s money....

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March 7, 2014 Education, State Budget, The Beats, The Blogs, The Fine Print

Audit raises more questions about Secretary of State’s budget

Colorado auditors found that the department failed to follow rules when conducting roughly $80,000 worth of financial transactions....

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February 13, 2014 Just In, State Budget, Uncategorized

Littwin on a very Hickenlooper State of the State speech

That's the Hickenlooper who drives Republican pols crazy and a few Democratic pols, too. The Hickenlooper who stakes out middle ground and insists everyone join him there. ...

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January 10, 2014 Littwin Columns, Politics, State Budget, The Beats

Littwin: Colorado’s coming unpredictable pre-election post-recall legislative session

Last year's rollicking session was about setting the terms for the election-year debate. Last summer's jarring recall elections assured this year's session will be about replaying those same debates, over and over and over again....

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January 7, 2014 Littwin Columns, Politics, State Budget, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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