A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado is poised for a showdown in the Republican controlled house in the final days of the state’s legislative session. The measure narrowly cleared two Republican house committees by one vote, last week, and still faces one more committee hearing before it can head to the full floor for debate.
A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado has cleared the Republican controlled house judiciary committee. Many in the audience say they were shocked when the same committee that defeated the bill last year moved it forward.
About two-dozen victims of the Lower North Fork Fire were at the State Capitol on Monday to hear lawmakers debate a bill that seeks to compensate them above the current state requirement of $600,000.00 per incident.