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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1:56pm

Thu January 26, 2012
Politics

In State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants Inches Forward

Jim Hill KUNC

State lawmakers will debate the controversial topic of illegal immigration today. On the table is a bill that would give illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools in state college tuition. And while two previous attempts have failed, each time the measure gets one step closer to passing the legislature.

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5:39am

Mon January 23, 2012
Politics

TBD Colorado Seeks New Vision for State

Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper is gearing up to launch a new initiative that aims to engage the public on creating a new vision for Colorado. The venture is called TBD, or to be determined. KUNC’s State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

8:21am

Sun January 22, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Election Year Politics Already Underway

Creative Commons

State lawmakers are more than a week into the legislative session and election year politics are already starting to flare up under the gold dome. Several lawmakers are running for Congress, which doesn’t make things any easier. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland breaks things down with her fellow state house reporters.

9:59am

Sun January 15, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Breaking Down Hickenlooper’s Second State of the State Speech

Creative Commons

Just about every one of Colorado’s lawmakers seemed to find something to like in Governor John Hickenlooper’s second state of the state address. This year’s speech gave more of a framework for lawmakers as they meet over the next four months during the annual legislative session.

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7:55am

Fri January 13, 2012
Politics

On The State Of The State

The Governor delivering his State of the State address, January 12th, 2012.
Office of the Governor via facebook.com/JohnHickenlooper

Governor John Hickenlooper urged state lawmakers and Coloradans to be creative entrepreneurs in his second state of the state address yesterday at the Capitol.

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