DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to make it tougher for defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity, prompted in part by last summer's mass killings at a movie theater. A bill up for debate in a legislative committee next week would require defense lawyers... more »
DENVER (AP) - A hotel project near Denver International Airport and a Pueblo project have been chosen to receive incentives under the Regional Tourism Act, beating out projects in Douglas County, Glendale, Estes Park and Montrose County. Colorado economic development officials said Friday that Gaylord Entertainment's project to build a... more »
Colorado lawmakers from the House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill that would require 30 minutes of exercise in elementary schools every day to help combat childhood obesity.
"It's a shame that there would need to be legislation requiring something that is so valuable and that... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado death certificates for women could soon list whether they were pregnant when they died. The bill says that when autopsies are required for women, the death certificate must list whether the woman was pregnant when she died.
The House originally set the requirement for all... more »
DENVER (AP) - A same-sex civil unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate.
The measure has already cleared a committee and was scheduled for debate by the full chamber Wednesday. Both sides expected a long floor debate, though legislators could delay... more »
DURANGO (AP)-Two Colorado lawmakers are sponsoring a bill aimed at preventing low-altitude military flights over a large portion of the state.
The bill from Reps. Wes McKinley and Edward Vigil tries to do that by reinforcing property rights of people affected by the flights.
The Durango Herald reports... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a bill regulating the sex offender management board, saying the legislation went too far by allowing convicts to choose their own treatment programs. Ritter says the bill did not have an adequate hearing before it was adopted and would weaken the program. The governor says... more »
Pets will be protected as part of domestic violence law after Governor Bill Ritter signs a new law Monday afternoon.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, and Rep. Jerry Frangas, D-Denver, amends current state law that deals with civil protection orders, to include threats or acts of... more »
Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill that would punish people who kill a fetus while committing another crime, but opponents say it's an attempt to pave the way for a ban on abortion. A state Senate committee is scheduled to review the bill Wednesday. Supporters say the measure specifically protects... more »
State Rep. Mark Ferrandino and Sen. Chris Romer are announcing legislation targeting payday loans. Consumers taking out payday loans give the lender a postdated check for the amount of the loan plus a fee. The lender holds the check for about two weeks, when the money is repaid or the... more »