Politics

8:31am

Wed March 16, 2011
Politics

Republicans Delay Redistricting Bill

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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.

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8:33am

Tue March 15, 2011
Politics

Redistricting May be the Tougher Than Balancing the Budget

Colorado Statesman

Plugging a one billion dollar budget shortfall may seem easy to state lawmakers compared to redrawing the state’s congressional boundaries.

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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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