Colorado Legislature

11:22am

Thu March 13, 2014
Politics

Distracted Driving Bill Falls In House Committee

While texting behind the wheel remains illegal in Colorado, a bill looking to ban taliking on a phone without a hands free device failed in committee at the capitol.
Jim Legans, Jr Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill to ban talking on cell phones while driving failed in the House Transportation Committee Wednesday with two Democrats joining Republicans in defeating the measure.

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2:48pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Politics

Disaster Relief On The Docket At The State Capitol

Jim Hill KUNC

The annual legislative session is typically marked with plenty of partisanship – but this year lawmakers in both parties are working together on flood relief bills. As dozens of natural disaster bills are making their way in the statehouse, some of the more significant policies are stalled.

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6:00am

Mon March 10, 2014
Politics

Taking A Tally At The Colorado Legislative Midpoint

A view of the newly regilded dome atop the capitol from the 16th Street Mall.
Jim Hill KUNC

Colorado’s 2014 legislative session is already halfway over. So far lawmakers have tackled a whole host of issues – everything from gun law repeals to wildfire and flood related measures.

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8:47am

Wed February 26, 2014
Marijuana

'The $100 Million Question': What To Do With All That Marijuana Tax Money?

Marijuana at a newly legal grow operation in Colorado. Lawmakers are expecting a windfall of tax revenue from legalized recreational marijuana.
Brett Levin Flickr - Creative Commons

The market for legal recreational marijuana in Colorado is booming, and the state is expecting millions of dollars more in tax revenues that initially projected. That has lawmakers grappling with the best way to spend all of that additional cash.

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12:08pm

Mon February 24, 2014

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