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Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to...

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May 24, 2012 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

Saturday at 9:30 am, a group of Colorado women and family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women’s access to health care, and for the right of each woman to make her...

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April 27, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics

Colorado House Majority Leader Stephens under siege from the right

Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens is feeling the heat – not from sweltering summer temperatures but instead from the sizzling tempers of Republican "anarchists" who think the Monument legislator has violated conservative and constitutional values. They seem bent on...

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August 3, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics

As Health Benefit Exchange meetings kick off, some Republicans still question costs, need

Monday marked the first day of meetings to implement the new Colorado Health Benefit Exchange – one of the most controversial bills to make it through both chambers of the State Legislature last session. But it’s clear that Republicans,...

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August 2, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics
Hickenlooper signs Health Exchange bill

Hickenlooper signs Health Exchange bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange bill into law. One of the more controversial bills to make it through both chambers this year, the bill enables Colorado to become one of the first states with its...

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June 1, 2011 Health, Politics, Top Stories

Health insurance exchange bill heads to governor

A bill to create health insurance exchanges in Colorado passed out of the Senate today, becoming one of the few bills to make it through the fires of Tea Party and other conservative groups this year. While Republicans largely...

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May 5, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics
Colorado health care advocate praises health exchange bill

Colorado health care advocate praises health exchange bill

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Executive Director Dede de Percin released this statement in support of the health exchange bill passed by the Colorado House Tuesday:...

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May 4, 2011 Health, Politics, Top Stories

‘Amycare’ speeds through House, supporters threatened with recall

SB 200, Colorado's health insurance exchange bill, christened "Amycare" after House sponsor Amy Stephens by its detractors, was rushed through committee in a two-day sprint that ended with it exiting the house on a 44-21 vote. The bill's passage came...

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May 4, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics

“Birther” bill killed in committee

A Senate committee axed three Republican immigration bills Monday. The committee, on a party-line vote, turned down legislation that targeted voting accessibility and immigration concerns. Also killed was a bill ridiculed by some as a "birther bill." That legislation...

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May 3, 2011 Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Health exchange bill passes even as debate centers on Affordable Care Act

Health exchange bill passes even as debate centers on Affordable Care Act

Republicans attacked a bipartisan bill to set up a health benefit exchange in Colorado with a 3rd reading poison-pill amendment Wednesday while calling the bill an extension of the Federal program. Democrats voting to pass it said that the...

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April 27, 2011 Health, Politics, Top Stories

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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