Colorado Legislature


Fri December 30, 2011

New State Law Axes Ag Exemption

P.M. Graham Flickr: Creative Commons

At midnight on January 1st, Coloradans will have a few new laws to contend with. One eliminates tax breaks for small properties classified as agricultural that are, in fact, residential homes.

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Thu December 22, 2011

Governor Outlines Session Priorities

Courtesy of the State of Colorado

State lawmakers reconvene next month for their annual legislative session. Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner recently spoke with Governor John Hickenlooper about his goals for the session what impact reapportionment may have in the legislative process…


Sun December 18, 2011

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.


Tue December 13, 2011

State Grapples with Court's Education Decision

Colorado’s attorney general and the Governor are deciding whether to appeal a trial court decision that says state funding for K through 12 schools is inadequate and unconstitutional. And while education advocates praise the decision calling it a wakeup call, as Bente Birkeland reports, many are also wondering what’s next and how the state can fix the problem.


Tue September 20, 2011

Colorado Economic Forecast Grim

State economists are warning that the risks of a double-dip recession are rising in Colorado.  A new revenue forecast out Tuesday from the non-partisan Legislative Council shows that the state’s economy is still growing, but at a very slow rate.

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