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#Coleg Notebook: Of fees and firearms

Debating the constitutionality of constitutional carry  Republicans in the statehouse have been proposing "constitutional carry" legislation for years. In essence, the policy would allow anyone over...

#Coleg Notebook: Senate supports ‘sticky’ syringe-surrender program

Resolving a sticky situation  Bills dealing with drug use and looking to lessen harmful impacts are winning solid bipartisan support this session. Last month, the...

#Coleg Notebook: Cyber-bullying prevention; paring down PERA

House supports digital bullying prevention bill "Everyone hates you." "You are fat, pathetic and you mean nothing." "You should just go kill yourself." "These kinds of comments cannot...

#Coelg Notebook: Senate supports eyewitness ID reforms

Eyewitness ID reform draws strong yes vote in Senate  "It's a simple but very profound bill," said Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, of her SB 58...

#Coleg Notebook: Child abuse prevention and renewable energy for schools

Unanimous support for child sexual assault prevention bill Fears in the sexual assault prevention community that conservative lawmakers might use a child abuse bill by Sen. Linda...

#Coleg notebook: Avoiding Safe2Bully; Rep. Danielson on her first 30 days

When Safe2Tell becomes Safe2Bully:  Last year, in the wake of the Arapahoe High School shooting, state lawmakers adopted Safe2Tell, a successful anonymous student intel program that...

#Coleg notebook: Eyewitness ID reform and bipartisan workforce development

Seeing straight on eyewitness ID  The Colorado Independent's Nat Stein has just released a two-part series on the power and perils of eyewitness identification. On the...

#Coleg notebook: Politics turns concealed carry debate upside down

Republicans won't cotton to efforts to improve efficiency of background checks  The Joint Budget Committee is the newsmaker committee so far this session. Republicans are...

#Coleg notebook: Ethics commission getting no help climbing out of rabbit hole

Politics, suspicion foil effort to secure in-house legal counsel for state ethics commission Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, was a portrait of frustration. Last week...

#Coleg Notebook: Rural development death by political cuts

Rural development conundrum in the pipes:  Despite early support and positive reviews, Vail Democrat Sen. Kerry Donovan's rural development bill went down with little comment from...
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