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State budget number still up in the air as legislators refuse...

The Senate pulled the plug on the struggling HJR 1007, leaving the General Assembly out of compliance with state law and the Joint Budget Committee with no consensus revenue projection by which to budget.

Giron, Johnston roll out ASSET bill to provide in-state tuition to...

State Sens. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, and Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges and universities. Dubbed ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow), the legislation is similar to a failed 2009 bill. Eleven other states have similar laws on the books, including nearby and neighboring Utah, Nebraska and Texas.

Kopp lauds White selection, blasts Golumbek

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp Monday issued a statement of support for Jean White, the wife of state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, after she was named to fill his seat by a Republican vacancy committee in Craig. Al White is stepping down to serve as head of the Colorado Tourism Office for the administration of governor-elect John Hickenlooper.

Sen. Kopp relishes FASTER’s slow start in funding crumbling bridge repair

In an e-Alert Thursday from coloradosenatenews.com -- a blast from the Republican state Senate minority -- Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, gushed about the lack...

State Sen. Mike Kopp on payroll of climate-change-questioning IREA electric co-op

As lawmakers once again try to put the heat on the state’s largest rural electric co-op this legislative session, at least one state senator...

A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

At roughly 10:30 p.m., in the waning minutes of the all-day Republican filibuster against Colorado budget reform bill SB 228, Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, threw an elbow. The Democratic majority wouldn't budge or break. After 10 hours, partisans on either side of the floor had clearly read into the record all the campaign trail fodder that could be transcribed. They were tired and getting sloppy.

GOP senators call on Ritter to veto budget reform bill

Republican senators in Colorado are going all out today to stop a bill that would end automatic tax revenue allocations for roads and capital construction. Threatening long debate in the capitol tonight and a "barrage of amendments" to cripple the bill, the senators have now turned to Democratic Governor Bill Ritter to join them in defeating legislation they say would "gut" both highways and the constitution.

Colorado’s legislative leadership picks could include some surprises

And you thought the election was over? Colorado lawmakers are meeting today to pick new leaders charged with keeping the Capitol running smoothly, and, with Democrat Bernie Buescher unexpectedly out of the picture, a couple of surprises are in store for the donkeys. Over on the Republican side, a reported coup may be in the works.

GOP Group Shuns “Invisible” Kopp in Senate 22

The Colorado Club for Growth and the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners have embraced him, as has former Senate President John Andrews. But other longtime...

Public Education at Forefront in JeffCo Races

The Rocky Mountain News today reports of the upcoming battle in House District 23 between Dem Rep. Gwen Green and her Republican challenger Ramey...
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