Capitol Coverage

KUNC is a member of Capitol Coverage, a collaborative public policy reporting project, providing news and analysis to communities across Colorado for more than a decade. Fifteen public radio stations participate in Capitol Coverage from throughout Colorado.

Capitol Coverage stories are edited at KUNC. 

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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado gets its first hearing in the state Senate on Monday. The measure would give same sex couples the equivalent legal protections as heterosexual couples. It touches on issues such as division of assets, hospital visitation, and end of life decision making.

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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.

Governor John Hickenlooper recently unveiled a budget that proposes deep cuts to education and cuts to almost every state agency, including pay cuts for state workers.

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Several high profile bills have died with barely a whimper at the state legislature. Sponsors are pulling controversial measures before they even get a hearing.

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