Colorado lawmakers are trying to make history this session by creating a bi-partisan map for new U. S. congressional districts. The courts have been forced to step in and decide the issue in the past because lawmakers couldn’t agree on congressional lines. And a controversial Republican bill that some worry could derail the process is now in limbo.
Education cuts continue to be a focal point as lawmakers gear up to debate next year's budget. On Monday education advocates delivered more than 5,000 signatures from parents and teachers to lawmakers. They want lawmakers to look beyond the numbers to the deeper impacts the cuts will have on kids.
A bi-partisan panel charged with drawing up new congressional boundaries wraps up statewide meetings this week. But the challenge of finishing the work by the end of the legislative session may be a tall order.
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has reintroduced legislation aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from bullying. It’s a move that caps off a week of state and national discussions about the topic.