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This week in the Legislature, Feb. 24, 2014

By Staff

The Legislature is nearly in the middle of the 2014 session, and will spend the next couple of weeks finalizing next year’s budget. Meanwhile, various bills continue to work their way through the legislative process. ■ Today: The ...


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Race on to replace Wright in Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

If the newcomer to the race to unseat Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54 plays his cards right, he not only could defeat the incumbent, but an unaffiliated challenger, too. That is, if Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett turns out to ...


Bill would give 
more funding 
to state schools

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers plans to introduce a measure into the Colorado Legislature in the next few days to increase spending for K-12 education and implement a few changes to address disparities in how schools are ...


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He’ll be more careful with gun, lawmaker promises

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Jared Wright’s leaving his handgun unattended in a House committee room may have raised a few eyebrows around the Colorado Capitol, but he didn’t break any legislative rules in doing so. He may, however, have ...


Wright bill would undo some of bail bond reform law

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would have allowed bail bond issuers to get more business is expected to be watered down in a House committee meeting later today. The measure, which some opponents had dubbed the “give-bail-bonders-anything ...


Guv: Spend 
weed revenue on deterrence

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper would spend nearly $100 million in marijuana tax revenue on substance abuse treatment and programs to keep pot out of the hands of youth. That, at least, is what the governor is proposing to legislative ...


Bill would give lottery panel control over its own games

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Lottery Commission would have direct control over itself under a bill approved in the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The measure, SB126, introduced by Sen. Steve King, would take the commission that oversees the ...


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Two frontrunners skip GOP debate in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Before telling Republican voters why they should be their party’s nominee to run against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, four GOP governor candidates started out by trashing the two who declined to show. The four ...


Elections measure sent to governor

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House approved an elections bill Monday despite repeated objections from Republicans that it is fraught with errors. Democrats said the measure, HB1164, is needed to modernize elections in special ...


This Week at the Legislature

By Staff

As lawmakers near the middle of the 2014 session, activity will slow a bit this week. Still, there will be a few contentious topics they are expected to deal with.  ■ Today: The House Education Committee will hear a bill by Rep. ...


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