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Colorado House clash tied to JeffCo school board ‘donnybrook’

DENVER -- It wasn't a gun bill, but it sparked the kind of heated exchange that characterizes gun-bill debates in Colorado.

Peniston introduces bill to fund Colorado school breakfasts

Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster, said she scrambled but succeeded in introducing a bill today that would provide $124,000 to pay for school breakfasts for the needy after the funding was denied by Republican members of the Colorado Joint Budget Committee (JBC).

Colorado lawmaker acts fast to secure funding for school breakfasts

Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster, announced today that she will introduce a bill to restore funding to the Colorado Department of Education’s free breakfast program. Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee last week thought $125,000 for the breakfast program would be a good place to start cutting expenses to make up for major tax-revenue shortfalls this year.

Watchdog group sues ethics panel to reverse decision that OK’d Turkey...

An ethics watchdog group wants a judge to overturn a ruling by the state's top ethics panel that says it's OK for a Colorado lawmaker to accept a trip to Turkey from a Aurora-based cultural foundation, claiming the ruling violates a gift ban in the state constitution.