Politics

8:16am

Tue March 15, 2011
Politics

Education Advocates Urge Lawmakers Against Making Funding Cuts

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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.

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3:53pm

Mon March 14, 2011
Politics

Statewide Redistricting Meetings Wrap Up This Week

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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.

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1:23pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Politics

Polis Reintroduces Bullying Measure To Protect LGBT Students

Jared Polis

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.

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1:13pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Politics

Capitol Conversation

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Lawmakers wrap up statewide hearings on congressional redistricting on March 19th. A bi-partisan committee has traveled across Colorado to get input from voters on drawing new congressional lines. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland explores the history and complications of having politicians write the map.

1:24pm

Wed March 9, 2011
Politics

Youth Concussion Bill Passes Next Step in Legislature

Jake Snakenberg
Healthpolicysolutions.org

It’s estimated that emergency rooms statewide see between 1,500 and 2,500 youth athlete concussion cases each year. A bill aimed at reducing that number continues to make its way through the Colorado legislature.

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