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Bills passing fast; guvs drop by to honor ‘Johnny Van’

There were fistfights on the floor. One lawmaker brought a gun. Another crawled into the gallery so he wouldn't lose control of his bill… There was none of that when Johnny Van took over."

Dead bills: A day in the life of the Senate kill...

Today, Senator Lundberg sits before the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee with the tired look of a man facing a forgone conclusion.

Election-year push for election-law timeout likely doomed

Colorado's election reform law needs tuning up. A plan to put it on blocks for two years made by GOP candidates in tough election races this year is probably not going to fly.

MLK-inspired Senate civil rights debate marked by 21st-century disconnect

It was the day after Martin Luther King Day. "You will not redefine marriage, and strike marriage, and strike the terms 'husband' and 'wife' from statue," said Senator Ted Harvey, a Highlands Ranch Republican.

Lawmaker will seek to abolish solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners

State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Adams County, is sponsoring a bill to find alternatives to the use of so-called administrative segregation for prisoners who have been diagnosed with one of a wide array of serious psychological disorders.

VIDEO: Religious right calls for tough love in denouncing civil unions...

Denver legislators Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Mark Ferrandino saw their bill challenged by faith-based opponents of same-sex civil unions Monday, with some calling for tough love to bring those who had entered into sin back into the fold.
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