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THC DUI bill passes second reading in spite of spirited debate

Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, was rebuffed today in her attempt to raise the per se level for marijuana impairment from 5 nanograms of THC to 9.

Tangled in abortion politics, Waller derails his fetal-homicide bill

Misinformation ended the life of House Bill 1256 that would have made the willful killing of a fetus up to a 2nd degree felony in Colorado statutes, according to Republican prime sponsor Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs. Waller said emails he received made it clear the bill would become the focal point for a fight over abortion, a fight neither he nor others wanted this year.

THC DUI bill moves forward, passing out of committee

Medical Marijuana patients and recreational users of the drug filled the Old Supreme Court chambers of the Capitol Thursday as they emotionally testified against a bill to make driving while high a DUI per se. The bill passed 6-3.

Acree amends brownie killer bill to stave off Cap’n Chronic and...

Rep. Cindy Acree, R-Aurora, said Tuesday, that she will amend a bill that many fear will make edible marijuana products in the state illegal.

Legislation would consolidate programs to provide housing assistance

State Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, steered her bill to consolidate state resources past the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Thursday, with the committee passing it without objection

Bipartisan bill would set THC limit for Colorado drivers

A bill that sets a legal limit of how much THC individuals can have in their blood before being considered too impaired to drive is making its way through the general assembly.

Hickenlooper slashes K-12; Dems say it’s time to consider tax increases

Stating that Colorado needs to be more pro-business, Gov. John Hickenlooper cut deep into K-12, further sacrificed state employee earnings, and shut down some state parks and services in the budget proposal he delivered Tuesday.

Steadman eyes House Judiciary Committee as likely high hurdle for civil...

Lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists and reporters shuffle through the narrow hallways between committee rooms in the capitol. Not enough chairs line the walls between the doors. It's an anteroom heavy with murmuring gossip and speculation. Although showy debate flares up on occasion in the two-story-high House and Senate chambers, much of the real action takes place in these tiny committee rooms. Sitting outside one of the committee rooms, Sen. Pat Steadman told the Colorado Independent he believes the fate of SB 172, the same-sex civil unions bill he introduced Monday, will be decided by the members of the House Judiciary Committee.

State House control viewed in two different lights

Democratic state Rep. Mark Ferrandino, easily headed to victory in Denver-area House District 2, told the Colorado Independent Tuesday night that the results of...

Controversial Colorado sex-offender bill advances

A heated committee hearing over a proposal to extend a state sex-offender policy board ended in wide bi-partisan support. The bill rankled detractors in its details not its main purpose.
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