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Tag Archives: Paul Weissmann

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Marijuana legalization measure will be on Colorado ballot

Marijuana legalization measure will be on Colorado ballot

This November Colorado voters will get to vote on at least one initiative to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults....

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February 28, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Hickenlooper would defy state Dems and reinstate tax-free ‘enterprise zones’

Hickenlooper would defy state Dems and reinstate tax-free ‘enterprise zones’

COMMERCE CITY-- Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper presented his "road map" (Video part 1) (Video part 2) for Colorado job creation and economic growth last week. The road map puts him at odds with some Democratic members...

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July 2, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Ritter will sign payday loan, campaign finance and direct file reforms into law

Ritter will sign payday loan, campaign finance and direct file reforms into law

Gov. Bill Ritter will sign three influential bills into law Tuesday, remaking the payday loan industry, creating greater transparency in campaign finance and tempering the […]...

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May 24, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Lawmakers deal with Ritter, DAs to reform system that charges youth as adults

Lawmakers deal with Ritter, DAs to reform system that charges youth as adults

Draft legislation that would limit the power of Colorado district attorneys to charge 14- and 15-year-olds as adults was watered down this week by sponsor Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, who said that, although the bill enjoys the support of...

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April 14, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado Dems confirm: Cuts to AG’s office over health reform suit still on the table

Colorado Dems confirm: Cuts to AG’s office over health reform suit still on the table

DENVER--House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann, D-Louisville, confirmed a Thursday morning Colorado Independent report that Democratic lawmakers were considering cutting from the budget long bill funds for the Attorney General's office to try to put an end to...

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April 1, 2010 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado budget woes may force an end to death penalty

Colorado budget woes may force an end to death penalty

Arguments for maintaining the death penalty in Colorado are losing power. As state Sen. John Morse said in speaking about the legalization of marijuana two […]...

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November 9, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
CSU tape: ‘Un-Christian’ lawmakers mock ‘the Pope’; Plus: More cronyism

CSU tape: ‘Un-Christian’ lawmakers mock ‘the Pope’; Plus: More cronyism

As part of the settlement this week of an open-meetings lawsuit, Colorado State University has released an extended version of a tape of the May […]...

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July 23, 2009 Blog, Politics
CSU board member Blake selected chancellor

CSU board member Blake selected chancellor

The Colorado State University Board of Governors named CSU Board Vice President Joe Blake its sole finalist for chancellor on Tuesday just hours after Senate Majority Leader Brandon Shaffer killed a bill he co-sponsored that demanded greater transparency in...

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May 6, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
CSU chancellor search committee meets as House votes on university leadership bill

CSU chancellor search committee meets as House votes on university leadership bill

The Colorado State University chancellor search committee is meeting this afternoon to review a second round of roughly 12 candidate applications for the university's new top spot. The committee reviewed a first set of about the same number of applications...

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May 4, 2009 Center Well, Politics

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Rocky Mountain Climate Watch: Who wants to visit the cryosphere?

It would be hard to do a climate change journey without visiting the cryosphere, that part of the Earth’s surface which is frozen all the time. The biggest slices are at the poles, but the rest is in the high mountains.

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Ferguson from the Mile High City

  Three of us on the wrestling team were headed to a downtown Turkish sauna to sweat off a few pounds before the next day’s […]

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Open Media, Open House

IT’S THE END of summer, but don’t despair. We’re throwing a party this Thursday night, between 7 and 9, and you’re invited. It’s an open house, sort of, […]

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