Capitol Conversation

5:00am

Mon March 19, 2012
Politics

Lawmakers Want to Revise the State’s Telecommunications Law

Rocky Mountain Community Radio

State lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at overhauling the state’s telecommunications law. The measure is scheduled for its first hearing at the capitol later today.

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9:43am

Sun March 11, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Where Things Stand at Session Mid-Point

Patrick Malone-Pueblo Chieftain (left) Ivan Moreno-Associated Press (right).
Bente Birkeland

The state’s legislative session is half over, and leaders in both parties are taking stock of where things stand and what’s left. Not surprisingly Republicans and Democrats have very different takes on how well the session is progressing.

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7:17am

Mon February 27, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Lawmakers Consider Giving Themselves Raises

KUNC

State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to increase the daily expense rate for legislators who live outside of Denver. Every non-metro area lawmaker could get nearly 4 thousand additional dollars each year.

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5:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: TABOR Goes to Court

Creative Commons

A federal judge is weighing whether a lawsuit against the Tax Payers Bill of Rights should move forward. Plaintiffs are suing the state, saying TABOR violates the U.S. constitution because it strips the state legislature of its power to tax. But Colorado is defending TABOR and filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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8:46am

Sun February 12, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: What Santorum’s Caucus Wins Means for Colorado Republicans

Creative Commons

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum upended Colorado’s political establishment by winning last week’s Republican caucus, beating front-runner Mitt Romney. It was a move that most never saw coming.

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