Colorado Legislature


Wed October 9, 2013

Another Colorado Lawmaker Targeted For Recall

Pictured left to right: Senate President Morgan Caroll (Aurora), Evie Hudak (Westminster), and Lucia Guzman (Denver) chat during the Democratic caucus meeting, Oct. 9.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Colorado senate Democrats blasted gun rights groups Wednesday for trying to recall another state lawmaker. Two Democrats were ousted in September over support for stricter gun laws. The latest campaign targets Westminster Democrat Evie Hudak.

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Wed October 9, 2013

Colorado Dems Elect Carroll As Next Senate President

Colorado Senate Democrats gather to elect a new leader, Oct. 9.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Morgan Carroll, a Democrat from Aurora, was selected unanimously to lead the Colorado Senate after a short meeting Wednesday. Carroll, a staunch advocate for consumer rights issues and stricter oil and gas drilling rules, was previously the majority leader.

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Sun October 6, 2013
New State Movement

What If The 51st State Leaves Colorado? A Tale Of The Tape

Sunset frames a water tank near LaSalle, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Weld County has been the epicenter of a movement to form a 51st state from ten northeastern Colorado counties.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

Colorado could stand to benefit financially and would see some improvement in the educational and economic standings of its remaining citizens if 10 northeastern counties should make good on their threat to secede and carve out a new state of North Colorado.

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Thu October 3, 2013

Following Recall, Colorado's Newest GOP Lawmakers Sworn In

Senators Bernie Herpin (R-Colorado Springs) and George Rivera (R-Pueblo) are sworn in at the capitol.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Following the ousting of two State Senators in a historic first legislative recall for Colorado, their replacements were sworn in to big applause Thursday.

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Mon September 30, 2013
Oil and Gas

Greater Setbacks Eyed For Oil And Gas Drilling In Flood's Aftermath

Flooded oil and gas operations in northeastern Colorado.
Bob Winkler Weld Air and Water