Colorado Legislature

5:00am

Fri December 20, 2013
Politics

51st State Movement Now Looks To The Capitol

k.landerholm Creative Commons

Colorado legislators may see a revival of the 51st state debate under the dome in 2014. The subject of national curiosity, the movement continues after stinging losses at the ballot box—although with far less fanfare.

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9:13am

Thu December 19, 2013
Politics

Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws

A sign of the intense debate, gun advocates wait outside the capitol's largest hearing room because the room is full, March 4, 2013.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

2:47pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Politics

Following Hudak Resignation, Zenzinger Sworn Into Office

Lawmakers watch Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D- Arvada) take the oath of office. She replaces Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) who resigned to avoid a potential recall election.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Sworn into office Friday, Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) is the newest state senator. She replaces Evie Hudak who resigned rather than face a potential recall election over supporting stricter gun laws.

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6:37am

Fri December 13, 2013
Politics

Following A Turbulent Year, Colorado Lawmakers Unsure What 2014 Holds

The Colorado Senate chamber, seen in a budget debate in 2011. Members are hoping to put the past in the past and work together, but post-recall shake-ups and an election year could make that difficult.
Colorado State GOP Flickr - Creative Commons

When Colorado lawmakers return in January, the makeup of the state Senate will be different. Coming off a tumultuous off session with two first-ever recalls and a resignation can do that. The state’s Democrats now have a new Senate President and only a one-seat hold on the majority.

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6:31am

Thu December 12, 2013
Gun Control

Private Gun Sales See Effect From New Background Check Law

Bill Bradford Flickr - Creative Commons

Democratic state lawmakers say a new law requiring universal background checks for gun purchases is working well. Data from the Department of Public Safety shows 2 percent of private gun sales were blocked because of the law.

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