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Tag Archives: Colorado Legislature

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

Republicans risk 96 jobs to attack Colorado’s clean air plan

Republicans on Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee put clean air and almost 100 jobs at risk Tuesday when they launched a war against critical environmental funding.  The Republican half […]...

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March 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Latest redistricting proposal bound to fail, say minority lawmakers

Too little, too late. That’s how several minority lawmakers feel about the latest draft of a ballot measure that purports to outlaw gerrymandering in Colorado. […]...

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February 19, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Top Stories

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In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices by counties

Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting a proposed new law that would phase out the required publication of county public notices. Proponents of the proposed law, […]

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