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Capitol Dispatch:

Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always toe the party line

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian beliefs. […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homeowners forced to sell their mineral rights may get longer review period

The first step toward creating a level playing field for mineral rights owners won a preliminary okay from the House Tuesday, but faces an uncertain […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Political strong-arming, or just a simple mistake? You decide

Updated at 3:40 p.m. to add statement from Rep. Daneya Esgar of Pueblo on her vote. For the past 15 days, House Democrats have held […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Stalking, sex assault victims could break rental leases under bill awaiting governor’s signature

Update: the House and Senate have agreed on a final version of the bill, and it is on its way to the governor Friday morning for signing. […]...

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April 21, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Battling lawmakers unite to seek clemency for inmate

Believe it or not, there is one issue upon which battling lawmakers Joe Salazar and Dave Williams agree. The Democrat from Thornton and Republican from […]...

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April 21, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

State lawmakers hope more affordable condos are in Colorado’s future with deal on defects legislation

Update: The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to send the bill to the full House for debate. House lawmakers […]...

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April 19, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

No tax returns? No name on ballot…

Two days after an estimated 7,000 people took to Denver’s Civic Center Park to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, a House […]...

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April 17, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate Republican slams door shut on anti-Shariah legislation

A measure that some called “anti-Muslim” failed to gain enough support to clear its first committee hearing last week, with one moderate Senate Republican, Don […]...

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April 17, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Anti-abortion bill killed in GOP-controlled Senate

It’s not a good day when you’re a conservative Republican and can’t even get your anti-abortion bill out of the Republican-controlled Senate. But that’s what […]...

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April 13, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Transportation bill advances in Senate committee, but fate uncertain

A measure that could raise up to $3.5 billion for Colorado’s long list of road and bridge repairs squeaked through a Republican-controlled Senate committee this […]...

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April 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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EVENT: People’s Climate March this Saturday

Environmental groups and social-, racial- and economic justice groups will be marching for climate action this Saturday in Denver and 11 other cities in Colorado. […]

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