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Senate Republicans say no to legal immigrants serving in law enforcement

Should legal immigrants be police officers in Colorado? Senate Republicans say no, and today passed a bill on straight party lines that would bar legal […]...

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

Meet the Colorado Republicans who want to reclaim their party’s education reform agenda

A small group of well-established Colorado Republicans are aiming to make education reform a top priority for the GOP again. Ready Colorado, a political nonprofit, […]...

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February 4, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A Republican Dilemma: The abortion bill died; personhood lingers

Republicans at the Capitol voted against the personhood bill, calling it unconstitutional, which bodes ill for the personhood initiative now speeding toward the ballot...

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March 12, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Colorado House clash tied to JeffCo school board ‘donnybrook’

DENVER -- It wasn't a gun bill, but it sparked the kind of heated exchange that characterizes gun-bill debates in Colorado. ...

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February 14, 2014 Education, Politics, The Mix
Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

DENVER-- Opposition to a gay-rights civil union bill defeated here last month was directed in large part by Colorado Springs-based evangelical empire Focus on the Family and the Colorado Catholic Conference. The Christian-right campaign, however, also reenergized a leading anti-gay...

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June 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado civil unions shot dead in GOP-controlled special session committee

Colorado civil unions shot dead in GOP-controlled special session committee

DENVER-- The gay-rights civil unions bill at the center of a special legislative session called by Gov. John Hickenlooper died as expected on a party line vote Monday in the Republican-controlled House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee....

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May 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
In Colorado, McNulty goes nuclear to kill civil unions

In Colorado, McNulty goes nuclear to kill civil unions

DENVER-- Outmaneuvered over the last six days in a legislative chess game centered on a gay-rights civil unions bill here, the Colorado Speaker of the House on Tuesday, the second-to-last day of the session, effectively turned over the board. Frank...

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May 9, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Nikkel casts key vote to advance Colorado civil unions bill

Nikkel casts key vote to advance Colorado civil unions bill

DENVER-- The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday evening to advance a state civil unions bill that would grant legal recognition to same-sex couples. The bill died in the same Republican-controlled committee last year but on Thursday won the deciding vote...

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May 4, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado Legislature tightens campaign finance rules

Colorado Legislature tightens campaign finance rules

The Colorado Legislature acted quickly and in bipartisan fashion today to require biweekly campaign finance disclosures in advance of this year's primary elections in June....

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January 30, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

New poll, same message: Coloradans strongly favor equal rights for gay couples

Survey results released by Public Policy Polling this week underline broad support in Colorado for some form of legislation that would grant gay couples equal partnership rights. Although Republican members of the House Judicial Committee last year quashed...

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August 12, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]

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