Colorado Legislature

4:44pm

Thu September 15, 2011
Education

Colo Republicans Mobilize to Fight Education Tax Hike

Former Republican Representative Victor Mitchell said Proposition 103 would be a "crushing blow to the economy," at a state capitol news conference.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Battle lines are being drawn over a ballot measure before voters this fall that would temporarily hike Colorado’s sales and income taxes to backfill millions of dollars in recent cuts to education.  A group of former and current Colorado Republican lawmakers calling itself "Save Colorado Jobs" has now formed to fight the measure.

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4:19pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Capitol Coverage

Lawmakers Climb for the Cause

View from the summit of Mt. Democrat
Rep. Mark Ferrandino

Several state lawmakers hiked Mount Democrat and Mount Lincoln today, in an effort to highlight the need for repairs to the capitol dome.

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5:29am

Thu June 16, 2011
Business Report

Colorado Moves Ahead on Health Insurance Exchange

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill earlier this month that sets the stage for the creation of Colorado’s own health insurance exchange.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about the importance to residents and businesses.

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8:27am

Wed June 1, 2011
State Capitol

Governor Vetoes First Bill

Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper has vetoed his first bill. The measure would have required monthly premiums for certain families enrolled in a healthcare program for low income children. But Republicans are criticizing the Governor for failing to rein in the entitlement program.

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8:36am

Tue May 31, 2011
State Capitol

Time Running Out for Governor to Sign Legislation

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed more than 240 bills into law since taking office in January. Many were done during the legislative session when the bills first reached his desk, but the deadline for the rest is ticking. The Governor has until June 10th to either sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature.

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