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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5:05am

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Legislative Leadership Series: Frank McNulty

Randolph M Hildreth Creative Commons

In advance of the 2012 legislative session – KUNC’s state capitol reporter is talking to key leaders in the state House and Senate about their expectations and priorities. On Monday and Tuesday we heard from members of the Senate. Today we move to the House and hear from Speaker and Republican Frank McNulty…

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6:05am

Tue January 3, 2012
Politics

Legislative Leadership Series: Bill Cadman

Photo of Senator Bill Cadman from the round-table on streamlining regulations at CACI on January 5, 2010.
Colorado Senate GOP Flickr

State lawmakers convene their annual legislative session on January 11th. This week KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland is talking to key House and Senate leaders about their expectations and priorities for the upcoming session. Yesterday we heard from Senate President and Democrat Brandon Shaffer. Today we hear from Senate Minority Leader, Republican Bill Cadman…

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6:54am

Mon January 2, 2012
Politics

Legislative Leadership Series: Brandon Shaffer

Colorado State Senate

State lawmakers convene their annual legislative session on January 11th. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with four key House and Senate leaders to talk about their expectations and priorities for the upcoming session. Today's spotlight is on Senate President, Democrat Brandon Shaffer.

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7:57am

Sun December 18, 2011
Politics

Governor, Lawmakers Outline Priorities for Upcoming Legislative Session

Colorado’s legislative leaders talked about job growth and cutting government red tape in their annual forum previewing the upcoming legislative session. Lawmakers also pledged to put the partisan rancor of congressional and statehouse redistricting behind them. KUNC’s State Capitol report Bente Birkeland examines how things will likely play out with fellow state house reporters.

6:15pm

Thu December 15, 2011
State Capitol

Pinnacol Task Force Mulls Privatization

A task force charged with analyzing whether the state created worker's compensation company should privatize has even more questions than when it first began examining the plan. The group held its second meeting on Thursday.

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