More initiatives have been cleared for possible inclusion on the November election ballot. Supporters still must collect the more than 86-thousand valid signatures needed to get their proposals in front of Colorado voters.
Four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama famously sank a 3-point shot when he visited U.S. troops in Kuwait who had gathered in a gym to hear from the Democratic senator. The video was a cable TV favorite for a day or two.
The state senate passed a bill on Monday allowing illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools to pay lower tuition rates. The measure passed on a party line vote, and Governor Hickenlooper recently weighed in with his support.
Updated at 2:23 pm: Rick Santorum's daughter, Bella, is expected to be released from the hospital by Monday evening given the improvement in her condition, said Alice Stewart, spokeswoman for the former senator's campaign.
Assuming her release goes as planned and Santorum, who took a break from his campaign to tend to his daughter and for the Easter holiday, returns to the trail, that would clear the way for the Romney campaign to resume its negative advertising against Santorum.