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Coloradans rally for immigrant tuition bill

During a rally Wednesday, Democratic sponsors of a bill allowing undocumented high-school students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities framed their comments around economic prosperity in hopes of garnering Republican support.

Dems quash Colorado voter-registration bill, call it costly and unconstitutional

State Democratic lawmakers killed a bill (pdf) yesterday that would have required Coloradans to provide proof of citizenship before registering to vote, saying it was a solution in search of a problem and eschewing vehement testimony from its supporters and new data introduced by new GOP Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Bill sponsor Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, said lawmakers should expect the legislation to be reintroduced in the House.

Harvey promises to fight on with voter registration bill

Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, told The Colorado Independent today that if his bill to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote dies in committee today, it will find new life in the House.

Colorado voter registration bill is a solution in search of a...

Colorado Senator Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, told the Colorado Independent Tuesday that a bill requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote would protect the integrity of one of Colorado’s most sacred systems. Others disagreed.

Ritter shoots down farm-truck bill on environmental, financial grounds

Gov. Bill Ritter Monday vetoed his first bill of the 2010 legislative session, shooting down House Bill 1101 (pdf), which would have removed the...

Colorado Republican senators argue against expanding maternity coverage

DENVER-- State Senate Republicans today opposed a bill that aims to require insurance companies to provide individual-market plans that include maternity and contraception coverage. The bill passed a second reading with the support of Senate Democrats, but Republicans said it would drive up insurance rates and swell the ranks of the uninsured. One senator made an anti-abortion argument against the bill and one argued against it for personal financial reasons.

Douglas County GOP emails and robocalls full of vague allegations about...

What is the union agenda in the Douglas County School race? The answer depends a great deal on whether you believe the hype or...

Who exactly voted down that single-payer resolution?

News outlets across Colorado Monday published a four-sentence AP story reporting that "Colorado lawmakers" rejected a resolution urging Congress to pass a single-payer health...

Dems cheer, GOP blasts Supreme Court ruling on property-tax freeze

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Monday that a controversial property-tax law doesn't violate the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, the state constitutional amendment that limits taxes and spending. A 2007 state law froze mill-levy rates in school districts that had already voted to "de-Bruce," or waive limits on property tax collection. Last year, the measure raised $117 million and is expected to garner $1.7 billion over 11 years.

Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Semantics were the order of the day when conservative Republican state senators attempted to weaken a bill defining contraception arguing that the state must first define that "life begins at conception."