Colorado Legislature

12:38pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Wildfires

Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire as seen on June 12, 2013 from nearby homes. The wildfire became the most destructive in the state's history, surpassing 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire.
State Farm Flickr - Creative Commons

Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.

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1:15pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Politics

Colorado Senate Approves Bill Allowing LGBT Couples To File Joint State Tax Returns

401(K) 2013 Flickr- Creative Commons

Breaking along party lines, the Colorado Senate Tuesday passed, on an initial vote, a proposal to allow gay couples legally married in other states to file a joint Colorado tax return.

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3:01pm

Tue January 14, 2014
Agriculture

Colorado Among States Looking To Label GMOs

A "March Against Monsanto" rally last May in Denver brought hundreds of anti-GMO activists to the state capitol's steps, where chants and signs called for GMO labeling legislation.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Last year, we counted between 20 and 30 state legislatures considering bills that mandate labeling on genetically engineered foods or foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Still a hot-topic, many labeling laws are working their way through statehouses all over the nation – even in farm country.

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3:01pm

Mon January 13, 2014
Politics

Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case Has Implications For Colorado

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It may take months before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver decides on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. Dave Montez, executive director of One Colorado, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group says they're watching the challenge.There’s a reason; Colorado has a similar constitutional amendment on the books.

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1:22pm

Thu January 9, 2014
Politics

TRANSCRIPT: Hickenlooper's 2014 State Of The State Address

Governor Hickenlooper gives his 2013 State of the State address in this photo from Jan. 10, 2013.
State of Colorado

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