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1 year 7 months ago

Colo. House approves $20.5 billion budget

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has approved a $20.5 billion budget that includes more money for schools, colleges and parole officers. The House voted to add nearly $500,000 for more parole officers in the wake of a parolee recently slipping through the cracks in the criminal justice system to...

2 years 6 months ago

Civil unions face Colorado House

DENVER (AP) - The debate over whether gay couples should have civil unions in Colorado faces a defining moment in the Republican-controlled House. Senators approved the bill for the second consecutive year, but it's now in the hands of the same House committee that rejected it last year. Supporters of...

2 years 9 months ago

Concealed carry controversy

On one hand, NRA instructor Paul Paradis is a staunch constitutionalist. "You don't have to pay the government to carry a gun whether it is concealed or not," he said. But on the other hand he also said, "Part of having that privilege is getting appropriate training." ...

4 years 6 months ago

Payday loan bill passes state senate

The Senate has passed tighter limits on payday lenders, which opponents say will drive the industry out of business. The bill passed by just one vote Friday and now heads back to the House, which is expected to re-approve the latest version of the bill. It would require lenders...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado lawmakers approve fuel tax

The Colorado House has given tentative approval to a bill that would eliminate a tax exemption for energy used in manufacturing, transportation and agriculture. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed going after the tax breaks after the state was forced to cut $2 billion from this year's budget and another $1...

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