Politics

1:25pm

Tue March 1, 2011
Politics

Concealed Weapon Bill on the Move in Colorado Legislature

State lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would allow Coloradoans to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The Republican-controlled state house gave the bill the nod Tuesday, despite loud opposition from state law enforcement officers and Democrats. 

In Colorado, a person who wants to carry a concealed handgun must go through two steps, including passing a criminal background check to buy one, followed by getting a permit from a county sheriff to carry one.
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House bill 1205 would make this second step optional.

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9:47am

Sun February 27, 2011
Politics

Senate Democrats Grappling with New Budget Cuts

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Leaders in the Democratic controlled Senate say it’s proving difficult to find millions of dollars in savings to help backfill proposed cuts to K through 12 schools. Senate President Brandon Schaffer wants to restore about half of the education funding cuts and has asked committee chairs to find additional savings.

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9:22am

Sun February 27, 2011
Politics

Capitol Conversation

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Colorado is approaching the midpoint of its legislative session, and Republicans in control of the House are flexing their newfound majority and moving forward a few controversial bills through that chamber. This comes after weeks of signature bills being quietly killed by their own sponsors.

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2:50pm

Thu February 24, 2011
Politics

Lawmakers to Debate Warnings on Security Scanners

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The State Senate could take up a bill as early as Friday that aims to give the public more information about security scanners, including the new full body scanners at many airports like Denver International Airport.

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8:18am

Thu February 24, 2011
Politics

Soda Sales Tax Bill Clears First Committee

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A Republican measure to eliminate state sales taxes on soft drinks has cleared the house finance committee on a party line vote.

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