Bente Birkeland

State Capitol Reporter

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.

 

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3:45pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Politics

Statewide Oil and Gas Legislation on Hold

Additional legislation to deal with hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas regulations is unlikely in the final weeks of the state’s annual legislative session. A task force convened by Governor Hickenlooper to examine the issue is not recommending new laws.

KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

11:33am

Thu April 19, 2012
Politics

Next Year's Fiscal Budget Proposal Popular in Colorado Senate

KUNC

Colorado’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year remained largely unchanged after a debate in the state senate Wednesday. Lawmakers offered about half as many amendments as the representatives in the House proposed. KUNC’s Bente Birkeland reports that the budget bill passed the Colorado House last week with near unanimous support and appears likely to be receive easy passage in the Senate.

 

4:37pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Politics

Immigrant Nonprofit Loses Funding Over LGBT Issue

An LGBT organization in Colorado is raising money for a non-profit that’s losing its funding for being loosely affiliated with them. The Catholic Conference of Bishops said it will no longer give money to Companeros because it’s too closely tied to the LGBT group. 

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4:43am

Mon April 16, 2012

7:25am

Fri April 13, 2012
Politics

Governor Hickenlooper Weighs in on Budget

Governor John Hickenlooper
State of Colorado

As the proposed $19-billion state budget for next year moves through the legislature, KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland speaks with Governor John Hickenlooper about the plan and some of the other bills still alive at the capitol.

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