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Gov says: No special session for you!

After more than a week of speculation, Gov. John Hickenlooper today put to an end the idea that he might call lawmakers back for...

Governor delays decision on special session

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s spokesperson this morning said the governor would not be making an expected announcement today on whether he would call lawmakers back to...

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to my...

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...

Wiretap: What GOP civil war? Cruz and Palin are the establishment

This was supposed to be the year when the Tea Party and the Republican establishment go after each other.

Pressure mounts on Republican opponents of Colorado civil unions bill

As the special session of the Colorado legislature launches today centered around gay-rights civil unions legislation, national media outlets are circulating a memo written by a high-profile Republican pollster advising GOP candidates and operatives to embrace equal rights for LGBT Americans. The arguments made in the memo reflect arguments in favor of civil unions made over the past five months by conservatives in Colorado.

First attorney general debate reveals battling approaches to the office

In the first face-to-face showdown between Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic challenger Stan Garnett last night, Suthers batted back charges that he used the office for partisan purposes and Garnett said he would be more proactive in educating Coloradans on how to fight criminality, including environmental criminal behavior.

WATCH: Romanoff defends record on illegal immigration

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Andrew Romanoff, who won a top spot on the primary ballot with 60.4 percent of the vote at the Democratic Party state assembly this weekend, told the Colorado Independent that his position on illegal immigration has been consistent stretching back to the time he was Colorado Speaker of the House. Romanoff has come under fire in his run against Sen. Michael Bennet for leading a special House session in 2006 that resulted in what has been called one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration laws in the country and a precursor to the flash-point SB1070 law passed last month in Arizona.

Special Session Law Gets Nothing

A law that sought to recover money from the federal government for costs of illegal information isn't going to get anywhere, according to the...

Invoicing Feds For Immigration Costs Doesn’t Work

One of the bills passed in the special session in Colorado a few weeks ago, House Bill 1014, calls for the attorney general to...
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