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Now, GOP Rep. Mark Waller rips would-be House Krazy Klingenschmitt. Who’s...

  Former House Minority Leader Mark Waller called Gordon Klingenschmitt's anti-gay tirade against Jared Polis "hateful speech." In fact, he told Colorado Community Media that...

Friday fact: Colorado candidate calendars

We took a look at calendar and event listings on several candidate's websites, so you don't have to.

A Republican Dilemma: The abortion bill died; personhood lingers

Republicans at the Capitol voted against the personhood bill, calling it unconstitutional, which bodes ill for the personhood initiative now speeding toward the ballot

Reanimated Colorado abortion bill fuels anxious opposition

Colorado lawmakers today will consider a bill that would ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest and make it a Class 3 felony for doctors to perform the procedure.

Colorado General Assembly opening day

Capitol observers say they expect majority party members to try to set a moderate tone and push proposals that might attract minority member support. But it's an election year.

Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

DENVER-- Opposition to a gay-rights civil union bill defeated here last month was directed in large part by Colorado Springs-based evangelical empire Focus on the Family and the Colorado Catholic Conference. The Christian-right campaign, however, also reenergized a leading anti-gay rights activist organization of the 1990s, influential rough-and-tumble group Colorado for Family Values.

In Colorado, McNulty goes nuclear to kill civil unions

DENVER-- Outmaneuvered over the last six days in a legislative chess game centered on a gay-rights civil unions bill here, the Colorado Speaker of the House on Tuesday, the second-to-last day of the session, effectively turned over the board. Frank McNulty, a Republican from Highlands Ranch, walked out of the House at roughly 9 p.m. and stayed away for more than two hours, letting a recess run all the while and killing the civil unions bill and nearly 40 other bills in the process.

As legislative session ticks rapidly down, Colorado redistricting bills move forward

DENVER-- It's closing time. The swing-state Colorado legislature has one day left in the regular session this year for Republicans and Democrats to come together and deliver a congressional redistricting plan to the governor. The Republican-controlled House managed to pass its version onto the Senate this morning and, after a stop-and-start filibuster that stretched into the wee hours last night, the Democratic-controlled Senate today moved its version forward for a final reading.

Health insurance exchange bill heads to governor

A bill to create health insurance exchanges in Colorado passed out of the Senate today, becoming one of the few bills to make it through the fires of Tea Party and other conservative groups this year. While Republicans largely voted against the bill, it passed with no discussion in the Democratically controlled Senate and is now on its way to the governor's desk.

Committee shelves bill to allow juvenile parole

A bill that would have retroactively allowed those sentenced as juveniles to life in prison to be eligible for parole after 40 years was killed on concerns of constitutionality and victim's rights.