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2 years 1 week ago

Photo ID at the ballots nixed by Colo. lawmakers

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people should provide photo identification before casting their ballot. A Senate committee rejected the proposal Wednesday on party-line vote. House Republicans previously passed the measure. The measure died on the same day Minnesota lawmakers referred a measure to...

2 years 2 months ago

Senate weighs bill on hiring Colorado workers

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats approved legislation to provide bidding preferences to companies that employ mostly Colorado workers despite strong opposition from business groups. Democrats say the bill is meant to bring more jobs to the state by providing an incentive for companies to hire Colorado workers. But businesses told...

4 years 2 months ago

Democrats propose $1.9T increase in debt limit

Senate Democrats have proposed permitting the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion to pay its bills. That would permit the national debt to reach $14.3 trillion. The unpopular legislation is needed to allow the federal government to issue bonds to fund programs and prevent a first-time default...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama may back some House health goals

Democratic officials say President Barack Obama has indicated support for a national clearinghouse to buy health coverage and an end to the decades-old antitrust exemption enjoyed by insurance companies. In signaling his preference, Obama is siding with House Democrats over their Senate counterparts on both issues crucial to negotiations on...

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