COLORADO SPRINGS - The four gun control bills that passed the Colorado House of Representatives Monday are likely to make it through the State Senate as well. Senate President John Morse, (D) Colorado Springs, expects it to take a couple of days for the bills to be transferred over and... more »
DENVER (AP) - A proposal to increase training for medical marijuana workers in Colorado faces its first test in the state Senate. Senators are considering a bill setting up an optional "preferred vendor" classification for dispensaries and other companies that deal with medical marijuana. Under the proposal, business owners could... more »
DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on... more »
Two women running for State Senate District 3 debated in Pueblo Wednesday night. The candidates are Angela Giron (D) and Vera Ortegon (R). More than a hundred people attended the debate which was held at Pueblo Community College. Giron was appointed to the position in August, when her predecessor Abel... more »
The Pueblo area has a new State Senator. Angela Giron, a Democrat, was sworn in Thursday.
She replaces Abel Tapia, who has taken a job as director of the Colorado Lottery. Tapia was term limited and Giron was already a candidate for his seat when he got the lottery... more »
The Senate Education Committee is taking a hard look at legislation to do away with comprehensive student tests and replace them with student assessments.
The legislation would end CSAP testing in the ninth, tenth and 11th grades and replace them with what lawmakers say is a more meaningful college... more »
The state Senate has given initial backing to requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate backed the bill in a voice vote Tuesday. A final vote could come Wednesday.
Lawmakers worry a new national focus on nuclear energy will... more »
Seniors across the state are getting notification that their property tax exemption has been suspended through 2011.
Since 2002, seniors have been able to receive a property tax exemption of up to 50 percent of up to the first $200,000 of their home's value.
In April, the General... more »