Governor John Hickenlooper is being criticized for nine bills he vetoed this year. As Bente Birkeland reports, that’s the most vetoes he’s issued since taking office. https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2018/06/060618HickMarijuanaVetoes.mp3 Marijuana advocates are upset that he vetoed a bill to allow some […]
After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were […]
A punishment for Sen. Randy Baumgardner, amid allegations of sexual harassment that investigators found credible, has spurred a series of reactions at Colorado’s Capitol, and some critics described the discipline as a slap on the wrist. Senate Democrats have renewed their calls for Baumgardner’s resignation or expulsion and Gov. John Hickenlooper declined to say whether he thinks Baumgardner should step down.
A measure to reauthorize the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cleared its first hurdle in the Senate Wednesday, but as Bente Birkeland reports, there are still disagreements over how it will ultimately look… https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2018/04/041818CivilRightsCommission.mp3 Right now the Governor appoints all […]
For the second year in a row, Colorado lawmakers are working on a way to provide funding for the states roadways. In 2017 it was a proposed tax measure that failed. This time around it’s a bonding plan that would […]
A complaint alleging that Sen. Jack Tate harassed a woman at the state Capitol has been found credible. The woman, a former intern, alleged that Tate flirted with her and touched her in an elevator in an unwelcome manner during […]
Colorado lawmakers are working on several high priority issues including human trafficking, updating a driver’s license program for undocumented immigrants and responding to the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Jesse Aaron Paul of […]
Funding for Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights is uncertain following a vote in the legislature last Thursday (2/8/18). The Joint Budget Committee deadlocked in a 3-3 vote – which effectively shuts off funding to the agencies starting […]