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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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Old enough to fight overseas, old enough to conceal-carry at home?

It’s a judgment call, of course. But here’s a sure thing: GOP-backed Senate Bill 6 is Republican enough — overwhelmingly so —  that it will meet its doom as soon as it leaves the Senate and enters the Democratic-controlled House. The bill, introduced into the upper chamber by former Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, now a state senator […]

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Legislature takes aim at a package of perennial firearms measures

The annual effort to rollback gun control and expand firearms rights will fire off again in the Colorado legislature this afternoon. Three measures are scheduled to go before the Democratic-controlled House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Room 271. The committee is known as a “kill committee” for the controlling […]

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School guns bill could add minimum training benchmark

Senate Republican leader Chris Holbert is taking a second look at his Senate Bill 5 to create training for teachers who want to carry guns in school. “I’m going to take a day or two to talk to the districts, to talk to the sheriffs,” Holbert said Monday morning. He is considering an amendment to establish […]

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Senate committee passes bill for teacher gun training

Legislation that allows training teachers to carry guns in Colorado advanced beyond its first step in the Colorado Senate Tuesday. Senate Bill 5 still faces long odds if it passes in the Republican-led Senate because it then goes to the Democrat-led House. Democrats in Colorado annually kill GOP gun bills. The bill would allow teachers and administrators […]

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Rep. Justin Everett calls Democrats’ olive branch ‘bunk’

If you want a straight answer, see Justin Everett, the Republican from Littleton who has no political filter. His view on Democrats’ pledges to make transportation a priority can be summed up in one word: “Bunk.” After Gov. John Hickenlooper’ State of the State message last Thursday, most seemed, well, giddy that Democrats were ready […]

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State Senate strikes positive notes on opening day, with hints of toxic national politics

On a day that started with political tension already running at a boiling point in one-party dominated Washington, the launch of another bipartisan legislative session on Wednesday in Denver looked like an especially good thing. Because the Colorado governor’s office and the state House are controlled by Democrats, the action at the Colorado Capitol this […]

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