The Republican controlled house education committee has passed a bill to let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools pay less than out of state tuition. The controversial bill survived because one Republican lawmaker who’d previously voted against it, now supports the concept.
Additional legislation to deal with hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas regulations is unlikely in the final weeks of the state’s annual legislative session. A task force convened by Governor Hickenlooper to examine the issue is not recommending new laws.
KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.
Colorado’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year remained largely unchanged after a debate in the state senate Wednesday. Lawmakers offered about half as many amendments as the representatives in the House proposed. KUNC’s Bente Birkeland reports that the budget bill passed the Colorado House last week with near unanimous support and appears likely to be receive easy passage in the Senate.
Legalization in the state of Colorado continues to inch forward. The group seeking to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, got backing from the Colorado Democratic Party.
A state house committee is set to hear a controversial bill today that seeks to force the federal government to sell certain public lands in Colorado and put some of the proceeds into a state trust fund for education and water projects.