Colorado Legislature


Thu January 12, 2012

Lawmakers Open 2012 Legislative Session

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State lawmakers filled the Colorado capitol on Wednesday for the first day of the annual 120 day legislative session. As in previous years, lawmakers from both political parties pledged to work together to tackle the state’s toughest challenges. But partisan battle lines are already being drawn. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.


Wed January 11, 2012

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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Tue January 10, 2012

Lawmakers To Tackle A Hodgepodge Of Healthcare-related Bills

State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
Colorado Senate

Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.

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Mon January 9, 2012

Hickenlooper Outlines Business Agenda for Session

Governor John Hickenlooper spoke at the Denver Metro Chamber's annual legislative business briefing Monday at the Colorado Capitol.
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 Governor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of business leaders at the state capitol Monday that the beleaguered state budget will likely be the source of the most heated debates in the upcoming legislative session.  But speaking at the Denver Metro Chamber’s annual business policy briefing, the Democrat urged lawmakers to work together to create a better environment for business growth.

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Mon January 9, 2012

EdNews: Education Issues Stack Up For 2012

EdNews Colorado

The 2012 legislative session has some big clouds of uncertainty hanging over it, but those haven’t prevented lawmakers from drawing up a long list of education bills to pitch to their colleagues.

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