Capitol Coverage

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It’s now up to the Colorado Supreme Court to decide the fate of a historic education funding case after hearing oral arguments last Thursday.

Jim Hill / KUNC

State lawmakers are nearing the midpoint of the 2013 legislative session.

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Colorado’s gun control debate is continuing to make national headlines – most recently because of remarks from one Democratic lawmaker about rape.


Governor John Hickenlooper has been criticized for telling members of Congress last week that he once drank flack fluid. The governor was touting the state as a model for balanced energy rules.

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State Democrats have unveiled much of their highly-anticipated package of bills aimed at curbing gun violence.

Jim Hill / KUNC

The gun debate is one of the central issues during the state’s legislative session. Lawmakers have already heard the first two Republican proposals.

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This year’s legislative session has gotten off to a slow start, but that’s about to change. Two of the biggest items for Democrats are scheduled for hearings this week.

The end of the state’s legislative session is just around the corner, and several big issues will be decided in the final few days. KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland spoke to fellow statehouse reporters about the agenda, and what items could be headed for the chopping block.

Colorado Republicans will head to the national convention this summer with delegates split between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. KUNC’s Bente Birkeland talks to fellow statehouse reporters about why some members of the GOP are not coalescing around their party’s presumptive presidential nominee.


Next year's proposed state budget cleared the Colorado House with near unanimous support. The Senate is schedule to take up the budget bill this week.