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Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

The economy and the environment “both won” in Colorado's legislative session this year, according to an annual scorecard that a leading state environmental group released Thursday....

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July 13, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Anti-gay Virginia group in hot water for nasty Colorado campaign mailer

Anti-gay Virginia group in hot water for nasty Colorado campaign mailer

The campaign mailer features two men leaning together and kissing. The image comes from a treasured engagement photo snapped in New York city that was allegedly stolen and reworked by an anti-gay Virginia group. The group, the Public Advocate...

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July 12, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to...

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May 24, 2012 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
CO Senate Republicans test out arguments against undocumented-student tuition bill

CO Senate Republicans test out arguments against undocumented-student tuition bill

DENVER-- In a highly anticipated Senate debate here Friday, Republicans launched early-round attacks against a bill that aims to create a mid-level state-university tuition rate for undocumented students who have graduated from Colorado high schools. Although the bill easily...

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February 10, 2012 Center Well, Education, Politics, Top Stories

Colorado GOP women senators back bullying bill

The three Republican women in the Colorado state Senate this year have voted as a bloc in support of at least two big family-protection bills that their male Republican colleagues have opposed. Weeks ago, Sens Ellen Roberts, Nancy Spence and...

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May 6, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Education, Health, Politics

Colorado GOP senators mimic U.S. House leaders, would hold budget hostage over abortion

As the federal government prepares for a disastrous shutdown pinned largely to a House Republican amendment that would defund Planned Parenthood, Colorado Republican Senators attempted to mimic the legislative strategy that has led to the Capitol Hill standoff. Weeks of...

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April 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Uncategorized
VIDEO: Senators speak out for and against in-state tuition for undocumented aliens

VIDEO: Senators speak out for and against in-state tuition for undocumented aliens

Thursday, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 126, also known as Colorado ASSET. The debate showed Republican legislators conflicted on the issue and Democrats ardently in support....

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February 18, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Tea Party sentiment fails to stop initiative changes

Tea Party sentiment fails to stop initiative changes

Though the power of the Tea Party weighed on the minds of some Republican legislators today, it was not strong enough to stop the passage of a resolution that would make it more difficult for people to amend the constitution...

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February 18, 2011 Politics, Top Stories

Colorado hosts highest percentage of women lawmakers in the nation

Forty-one women were sworn into the state legislature in Denver this week, strengthening Colorado's long standing as the women-lawmaker capital of the nation. The state gained five women in the Senate and lost one in the House. There are 17...

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January 13, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Ritter signs teacher assessment legislation into law

Ritter signs teacher assessment legislation into law

DENVER-- Governor Bill Ritter signed SB 191, the controversial teacher assessment bill passed at the end of the session into law Thursday. The governor said the bill was the capstone of his administration's work on education policy and a...

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May 21, 2010 Center Well, Education, Politics, Top Stories

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Denver’s education superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after nearly a decade

Tom Boasberg, who has earned a national profile as Denver schools superintendent, is stepping down. Boasberg announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post after an unusually long […]

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