Colorado Legislature

5:29am

Mon May 28, 2012
Environment

Tax Break for Beetle-Kill Wood Products Expands

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As vacationers head to the Colorado mountains this summer, it will be hard to miss the large swaths of dead and dying trees caused by the mountain pine and spruce beetle epidemic. But a bill signed into law earlier this month by Governor Hickenlooper could help speed up the recovery process.

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4:42pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Politics

Lawmakers Wrap Up Special Legislative Session

Colorado lawmakers have wrapped up a special session of the state legislature called by the Governor mostly to deal with a stalled civil unions bill.

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3:40pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Politics

Civil Unions Fight Over, Tensions Remain

KUNC File Photo

At the state capitol, tensions between Democrats and Republicans meeting for a special session remains high following the defeat of a civil unions bill and a measure that would have asked voters to officially remove an anti-gay discrimination clause in the state constitution.

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10:45pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Politics

Civil Unions Likely to Influence Voting in November

Monday’s 5 to 4 party-line vote on civil unions in the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee may end the discussion for now, but the political ramifications will likely extend to the polls this November.

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10:33pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Politics

Civil Unions Legislation Defeated In So-called “Kill Committee”

The effort to revive a stalled civil unions bill has run out of steam at the Colorado Capitol. The measure died Monday night in a Republican-controlled House committee.

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