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Tag Archives: KC Becker

Democrats debut pension reform plan sparing workers from contribution increases

This story was updated on May 1 to include a vote from the House.  Teachers and state workers would be off the hook for propping […]...

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

Lawmakers plan to return to the Capitol over the summer to revise statehouse policy on sexual harassment

Lawmakers will hold off on making any potential changes the state’s sexual harassment policy until the 2019 legislative session, leadership decided on Wednesday. House and […]...

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April 11, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Cuts to benefits and bump in worker and taxpayer contributions part of PERA reform proposal

Public workers would be required to pay a little more toward their retirement as part of a long-awaited reform package unveiled by lawmakers on Wednesday […]...

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March 7, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Democrats pursue vote to oust Rep. Steve Lebsock

Democrats are moving forward with a resolution to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock from office over allegations of sexual harassment even though they may not have […]...

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

Report details alleged sexual harassment ahead of vote to oust Rep. Steve Lebsock

As House lawmakers were voting on bills Wednesday morning, Rep. Steve Lebsock was walking around the chamber showing a 2015 calendar to colleagues. The calendar […]...

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February 28, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lebsock faces expulsion following report into sexual harassment allegations

Colorado House leadership is planning to introduce a resolution Friday that would expel state Rep. Steve Lebsock from his seat after a top lawmaker said […]...

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February 27, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Senate transportation proposal scores win, but rough road remains ahead

Senate Republicans have work to do if they hope to move their latest proposal to fund big-ticket projects like the widening of Interstate 25 through the […]...

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January 24, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]...

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January 5, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Governor signs omnibus rural Colorado bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill that is expected to help save up to a dozen rural hospitals and provide much-needed […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Governor considers special session on roads, broadband

Two of the biggest state issues that weren’t settled in the 2017 legislative session may get one more shot this year. Gov. John Hickenlooper said […]...

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May 11, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, 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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A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]

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