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Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a...

Undocumented students lose in-state tuition vote, but new bill may rise...

Colorado's ASSET bill died in committee Monday as every Republican, including Robert Ramirez, voted no. Ramirez said he will work with Democrats to bring a bill next year that is more acceptable to conservatives.

Latino GOP group calls foul on Kopp opposition to immigrant in-state...

Senator Minority Leader Mike Kopp is leading opposition to the so-called Asset legislation that would grant in-state university tuition to students who have attended at least three years of high school in Colorado but who are neither U.S. citizens nor legal residents of the country. The Littleton Republican wrote an op-ed for the Pueblo Chieftan last week making a case that drew fire from conservative Latino group Somos Republicans. In a release Friday, the group said Kopp was demonizing Colorado youth with preposterous arguments based on shoddy research.

In-state tuition for undocumented students moves forward

The bill offering in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants passed out of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday under intense scrutiny by Republicans of bill sponsors' claims that undocumented alien students would not be subsidized by Colorado tax dollars.

Colorado Asset passes out of committee

Senate Bill 126, Colorado Asset, passed the Senate Education Committee today on the wings of hope for immigrant students and an infusion of cash into the state economy. The bill passed 5-2.

Coloradans rally for immigrant tuition bill

During a rally Wednesday, Democratic sponsors of a bill allowing undocumented high-school students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities framed their comments around economic prosperity in hopes of garnering Republican support.