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Tag Archives: Bob Gardner

Lawmakers reconsider Gold Dome’s sexual harassment policy after session fraught with allegations

On a hot Monday morning this week, Colorado lawmakers returned to a mostly empty committee room at the state Capitol to try to bring closure […]...

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July 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper vetoes bill to limit public access to child autopsy reports, citing “societal benefits” of transparency

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a proposed law Friday that would have limited public access to child autopsy reports in an effort to protect the privacy […]...

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June 1, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers selected to tackle workplace harassment policy in wake of session marked by sexual harassment scandals

A lawmaker whose sexual harassment complaint led to the historic expulsion of a fellow Democrat from the House of Representatives will serve on a summer […]...

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May 31, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

In waning hours of session, state lawmakers reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission

After what was shaping up to be a partisan stalemate, lawmakers came to an agreement to reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Civil Rights Commission bill clears Senate with bipartisan support, but House Democrats say no deal

A bipartisan compromise on the future of the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission – one of the most politically fraught bills of this legislative session […]...

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April 30, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

An effort to curb campus sexual assault is on life support after this GOP-led panel overhauled a proposed new law in Colorado

Update: The Senate Appropriations Committee, controlled by Republicans, killed this bill on Tuesday, May 1.  Jessica Higgins never reported. After she was raped her freshman […]...

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April 26, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and strip unions […]...

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April 24, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Democrats again push for local control over the minimum wage

This story was updated on May 3 to state that the bill was killed in Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs by a 3-2 party-line […]...

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April 18, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

“Red flag” law for Colorado in the works, the last shot of getting gun control through both chambers this session

Colorado lawmakers are mulling legislation that would allow police officers to temporarily remove guns from people suspected of being a threat to themselves or to […]...

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April 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans on […]...

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February 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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