Politics

1:17pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Politics

Fight For Ohio Union Rights Turns To The Ballot Box

Over the past few months, Ohio has had its share of fighting over public sector unions' collective bargaining rights.

Earlier this year, thousands marched on the statehouse in Columbus, but those protests didn't get unions or their Democratic supporters very far. Senate Bill 5 passed the Republican-dominated Ohio Legislature on March 30 and Gov. John Kasich signed it into law the next day.

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12:41pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Bear Hunts

Lawmakers Consider Repealing Ban on Spring Bear Hunt

Black bear in the woods
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Division of Wildlife

State lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving Colorado wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted.

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12:01am

Mon April 18, 2011
Politics

Republicans Mount Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

On Monday, House Republicans are scheduled to weigh in with a federal court in New York on the side of a law called the Defense of Marriage Act.

Big majorities in Congress passed the law 15 years ago to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Usually, it's the Justice Department that speaks up when federal laws are challenged in court. But in this case, the Obama administration has declined to defend a law it considers unconstitutional.

The decision generated controversy among conservatives and even within the Justice Department.

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2:35pm

Fri April 15, 2011
Politics

President Obama's Budget Response

Raj Chohan
CPTV12

President Obama responded this week to a recent Republican budget deficit proposal with his own plan. It’s just one of the topics that our media partners at Colorado Inside Out are talking about.

4:29pm

Tue April 12, 2011
Politics

Senate Leader Delays Wildlife, Parks Merger Bill

The senate president has delayed a bill that would merge two of the biggest divisions in the Department of Natural Resources, wildlife and parks.  The move Tuesday comes amid mounting criticism of a plan by Governor John Hickenlooper who has said consolidating the two agencies would save money and keep state parks open in the face of budget cuts.

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