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5:44am

Tue January 10, 2012
Health

Lawmakers To Tackle A Hodgepodge Of Healthcare-related Bills

State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
Colorado Senate

Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.

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3:21pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Politics

Ernest House Jr. Appointed Commission of Indian Affairs Head

Tribal Chairs of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and new Indian Affairs Head Earnest House Jr. (third and fourth from left) listen to Tribal Chair Gary Hayes of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

The appointment of a new head of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was  ratified Monday morning at the first meeting of the commission in the new year.  The approval of the appointment brings an end to earlier controversy.

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2:34pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Business

Hickenlooper Outlines Business Agenda for Session

Governor John Hickenlooper spoke at the Denver Metro Chamber's annual legislative business briefing Monday at the Colorado Capitol.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

 Governor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of business leaders at the state capitol Monday that the beleaguered state budget will likely be the source of the most heated debates in the upcoming legislative session.  But speaking at the Denver Metro Chamber’s annual business policy briefing, the Democrat urged lawmakers to work together to create a better environment for business growth.

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9:40am

Mon January 9, 2012
Education

EdNews: Education Issues Stack Up For 2012

EdNews Colorado

The 2012 legislative session has some big clouds of uncertainty hanging over it, but those haven’t prevented lawmakers from drawing up a long list of education bills to pitch to their colleagues.

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5:49am

Mon January 9, 2012
Politics

Legislative Leadership Series: John Hickenlooper

Courtesy of the State of Colorado colorado.gov

Colorado’s 2012 legislative session gets under way this Wednesday. On Thursday Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will outline his priorities and expectations for the session during his second State of the State speech before a joint session of the House and Senate. 

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