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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1:20pm

Mon May 9, 2011
State Capitol

Capitol Conversation: The Clock is Ticking

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The state's legislative session is winding down and lawmakers are in a race against the clock to wrap things up before this Wednesday's deadline.

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10:09am

Thu May 5, 2011
State Capitol

Bear Bill Passes Despite Objections

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A bill to expand the state's bear hunting season initially cleared the State House  along party lines with most Republicans supporting the measure. Proponents say it will help wildlife officials manage the bear population, opponents say it's not necessary.

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9:25am

Wed May 4, 2011
State Capitol

Healthcare Exchange Bill Clears in State House

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A controversial healthcare exchange bill is nearing the end of its legislative journey at the state house. It cleared its final committee on Tuesday with both Republican and Democratic support and then was quickly sent to the house floor for a brief debate.

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5:22am

Tue May 3, 2011
State Capitol

Bill Seeks to Change Mission of Governor’s Energy Office

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A Republican lawmaker wants to revamp the Governor’s Energy office and change its mission to promote traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas alongside wind and solar.

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5:34pm

Fri April 29, 2011
State Capitol

Capitol Conversation: What's Left and What Won't Get Done

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Colorado lawmakers have a little over a week left in the 120 day legislative session and a lot of work still needs to be finished.

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