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Tag Archives: Colorado Legislature

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

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

Littwin: The #MeToo message is loud and clear, but so many in charge still can’t seem to hear it

As you may have noticed, the #MeToo movement has marched into the state legislature and doesn’t seem ready to leave any time soon. As I […]...

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February 9, 2018 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What a dearth of teachers means for a school in a one-stoplight Colorado town

OTIS — Late last spring, after five of her two dozen teachers resigned with no replacements in sight, Superintendent Kendra Anderson reassured her school’s anxious […]...

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September 21, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

WATCH. LISTEN: Indy reporter Marianne Goodland rocks the harp in the Colorado House

Marianne Goodland’s public service doesn’t end with getting scoops at the Capitol for The Colorado Independent. On this final day of the legislative session, she drew up her […]...

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May 10, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado’s direct primary care bill: A better way to pay for healthcare?

Coloradans frustrated with the high costs of primary healthcare, take heed: A bill to protect a lower-cost model heads today to the state House floor […]...

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April 10, 2017 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

How Colorado lawmakers are reacting to Donald Trump— with state laws

Colorado’s legislative session began Wednesday with a signal to Washington, D.C.: We’re watching. On the Democratic side, Thornton Rep. Joe Salazar, who might consider a […]...

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January 12, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Beyond rain barrels: What this legislative session did — and didn’t do — for water

Authorizing the use of rain barrels wasn’t the only major water decision to come out of the 2016 legislative session, but no matter your views […]...

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June 13, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A small win for immigrant driver’s license program

A broken system that has brought grief and frustration to countless undocumented immigrants seeking Colorado driver’s licenses made it one step closer to overhaul Monday evening. After spirited […]...

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March 29, 2016 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate climate change deniers battle Clean Power Plan

An anti-Clean Power Plan bill Colorado Senate Republicans insist has “nothing to do with climate change” prompted those same lawmakers to argue on the Senate floor Monday that human-caused […]...

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March 29, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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How to save the Denver Post— Part II: This Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

News junkies in Colorado are embroiled in a fierce debate over how best to save The Denver Post from its vampiric owners – the hedge […]

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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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