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Group picks up where legislature left off on training school staff for gun use

Remember the GOP bill in the legislature that would have provided gun training to designated staffers with concealed-weapons permits on Colorado’s K-12 campuses? The one that was approved by the Republican-controlled state Senate but, as anticipated, never made it past a “kill committee” in the Democratic-dominated House? Well, Coloradans for Civil Liberties isn’t about to let it drop. In a […]

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‘Moms’ are back at the Capitol — to oppose a gun bill that’s as good as dead …

…and in fact has been on life support for some time. But knowing they’ve already won won’t put a damper on plans by the Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and their allies to turn out in force today at a House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee hearing and denounce Senate Bill 116. […]

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Neville rides wave with ‘constitutional carry’ gun bill, fails to win over Dems

In Saint Joseph, Mo. (Bob Travaglione, via Flickr)

The floor vote in the Senate on Tim Neville’s “constitutional carry” bill on Tuesday went as expected. His Senate Bill 116 passed with full Republican support, but Democrats took turns voicing opposition. The immediate future of the bill is all but carved in stone. It will pass in the Republican-controlled Senate and fail in the […]

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#Coleg Week 11: GOP tax proposal shot down, Transpo bill grumbling, fracking school setbacks, gay conversion, gun bills, budget countdown

Colorado's "gold dome."

The week is already moving fast. Republican-sponsored House Bill 1187 was shot down by Republicans in the Senate State Affairs committee. It was an important bill. Here’s a magazine-like summary of what it proposed to do, as best as I can write it at this stage: The bill aimed to allow the state to collect […]

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As if GOP guns bills weren’t already facing summary execution in the House…

…Gun-control activists will be rallying at the Capitol Wednesday to ensure the condemned legislation — Senate Bills 5, 6 and 7 — meets its anticipated fate. An array of groups comprising the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence will hold a press conference at noon in the Capitol Building to drum up opposition to the bills shortly before they […]

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‘Moms’ aim to send ‘constitutional carry’ to its room

Critics of gun legislation billed as “constitutional carry” — an envelope-pushing proposal allowing Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit — will converge on the Capitol Monday to meet with lawmakers and rally opposition. As announced in a press release this afternoon: Volunteers with the Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense […]

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Noonan: New ‘most accessed’ bills list gives peek at political strategy

Paula Noonan
Republican state legislators dominate as sponsors of the capitol’s new, “most accessed bills” list with three pieces of legislation written to push Democrats over the edge. The top “most accessed” bill, killed in the House chamber, took a direct shot at politicians who support sanctuary cities, meaning Democrats in Denver and Aurora. Second is a […]

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ICYMI: Teachers and guns, Denver Water investigated, TABOR changes? and more …

What did you miss in Colorado's under-surface political news last week? Catch up with The Statesman's weekly ICYMI media roundup. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
You know all about the big political news of the past week: Hickenlooper says (projecting about two years out) he has no plans to run for president in 2018; support seems to be growing for the confirmation of Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and the Trump administration may be about to […]

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One take w/Peter and Joey: They don’t shoot horses, but they…

…do shoot down gun bills on the Democratic side of the aisle. ColoradoPolitics.com’s Peter Marcus and Joey Bunch engage in some horseplay while pointing out most state Senate Republican legislation expanding the rights of gun owners will be dead on arrival once in the hands of the Democratic-controlled state House. Alas, one party’s passion is another […]

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