Civil Rights Commission Signed

The commission handles civil rights cases. It was up for a review and initially both Republicans and Democrats disagreed on how it should look. Democrats didn’t want to make any changes, while Republicans had a number of requests – including […]

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Capitol Conversation: Transportation Measure Up In Senate

The transportation bill backed by Senate Republicans in Colorado gets its first hearing on Tuesday. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal and Marianne Goodland with Colorado Politics about that and other issues as […]

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Capitol Coverage: Budget Forecast Preview

Colorado’s joint budget committee meets on Tuesday to get the latest figures on the state’s economy. Bente Birkeland has more.   The quarterly economic forecast allows the state to make any last minute adjustments before the budget goes into effect on […]

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Capitol Coverage: Energy Office Funding Still in Limbo

During the legislative session, state lawmakers cut funding for the office that oversees weatherization and other energy saving programs for residents. Now, Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking the Joint Budget Committee to intervene to save the Colorado Energy Office, avoiding […]

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Capitol Coverage: Hospital Cuts Compromise

A measure to prevent a half billion-dollar funding cut to hospitals is making its way through the statehouse. Bente Birkeland has more. Senate bill 267 would remove a fee hospitals pay from counting against the state’s revenue limit under the […]

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