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Undocumented students lose in-state tuition vote, but new bill may rise...

Colorado's ASSET bill died in committee Monday as every Republican, including Robert Ramirez, voted no. Ramirez said he will work with Democrats to bring a bill next year that is more acceptable to conservatives.

$90 million will likely be returned to K-12 education

A bipartisan effort to reduce cuts to K-12 education by $90 million passed the House Thursday with no opposition. Republican House sponsor Rep. Tom Massey, R-Poncha Springs, worked with Democrats to create a compromise that will provide funds to many rural communities, special needs programs and other supplemental programs.

Medical marijuana investment funds won’t be allowed in Colorado

Medical marijuana lobbyists vigorously plied their trade Monday in a furious attempt to stop an amendment to HB 1043, the medical marijuana "clean-up" bill, that struck language allowing for the creation of investment funds that proponents hoped would fund a restructuring of the industry. The amendment passed and the funds will not be allowed.

Sparks fly in the House around proposed pot patient videotape law

A tense exchange Thursday sidetracked a House amendment that would end a proposed requirement that medical marijuana patients for tax purposes hold up their ID cards to be videotaped during dispensary visits. An advocate for the amendment managed to so antagonize amendment sponsor Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, that Sonnenberg pitched the amendment in the trash.

Colo House members cast weed day yes vote on medical marijuana...

DENVER-- Inside the capitol Tuesday the House worked over changes to a bill that would regulate the state's burgeoning medical marijuana industry. Outside the capitol, thousands of annual 4/20 Pot Day revelers rallied to free the weed from legal constraints altogether.

Colorado closer to tough uranium milling rules, but feds take a...

A proposal to stiffen state requirements for cleaning up uranium processing facilities and notifying area residents of groundwater contamination passed on second reading in...

Massey pot bill hearing explores reality of current dispensary business

DENVER-- A House Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that seeks to regulate the burgeoning number of Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday featured strong praise and strong critiques of the proposed law from inside and outside the Old Senate Chamber here. The hearing amounted to a formal exploration of the state's path-breaking pot industry, where existing law and the intent of voters were weighed in light of frank descriptions of how businesses are actually operating on the ground.

Colorado pot bills still listening to music, not coming down for...

The two controversial high-profile medical marijuana bills introduced this session keep being pushed down into the works of the legislative process. A bill seeking...

Colorado bill to end insurance-industry gender discrimination advances

DENVER-- Colorado members of the House overwhelming supported a bill that would mandate gender equity in the Colorado individual health insurance market. The bill passed by voice vote after just ten minutes of debate Wednesday, a remarkable feat in this contentious, budget strapped, elction year session. . The bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge, and Rep Beth McCann, D-Denver, underwent a final perfunctory reading Thursday.
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