Colorado Legislature

6:09am

Fri December 20, 2013
Politics

Hickenlooper Speaks To 2014 Legislative Agenda

The Governor addresses the media Thursday looking ahead to the 2014 legislative session.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Governor John Hickenlooper says he wants to focus on jobs, the economy and non-partisan issues during the next legislative session. As he outlined his agenda Thursday, his biggest hope is that politics will take a back seat.

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5:00am

Fri December 20, 2013
Politics

51st State Movement Now Looks To The Capitol

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Colorado legislators may see a revival of the 51st state debate under the dome in 2014. The subject of national curiosity, the movement continues after stinging losses at the ballot box—although with far less fanfare.

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9:13am

Thu December 19, 2013
Politics

Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws

A sign of the intense debate, gun advocates wait outside the capitol's largest hearing room because the room is full, March 4, 2013.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

2:47pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Politics

Following Hudak Resignation, Zenzinger Sworn Into Office

Lawmakers watch Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D- Arvada) take the oath of office. She replaces Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) who resigned to avoid a potential recall election.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Sworn into office Friday, Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) is the newest state senator. She replaces Evie Hudak who resigned rather than face a potential recall election over supporting stricter gun laws.

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6:37am

Fri December 13, 2013
Politics

Following A Turbulent Year, Colorado Lawmakers Unsure What 2014 Holds

The Colorado Senate chamber, seen in a budget debate in 2011. Members are hoping to put the past in the past and work together, but post-recall shake-ups and an election year could make that difficult.
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When Colorado lawmakers return in January, the makeup of the state Senate will be different. Coming off a tumultuous off session with two first-ever recalls and a resignation can do that. The state’s Democrats now have a new Senate President and only a one-seat hold on the majority.

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