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.

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Election Day is less than a week away, and campaigns for close races for U.S. Senate and Governor are making their final pitch to voters. In order to get a sense of what could tip the balance in these tossup races for Governor and Senate, we picked the brains of reporters that work at the state capitol.

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For the most part, the peak of the gun debate at the state capitol is over, but the political ramifications are still unfolding.

State lawmakers are in the middle of debating the annual budget. And even though there’s more money than last year, Republicans are not happy with what’s known as the ‘long’ bill.

A major re-write of how Colorado funds K through 12 schools is now making its way through the state legislature. It’s an annual bill – but this year one state lawmaker wants to add even more money to it despite the objections of others.

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State lawmakers are a little more than halfway through the 2013 legislative session, and there’s been no shortage of drama and divisive issues.

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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.

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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.