Debbie Kelley, The GazetteDebbie Kelley, The GazetteFebruary 13, 20186min3525

A homegrown proposal that would allow Colorado's community colleges to give students who earn an associate's degree in nursing the chance to obtain an advanced bachelor's degree left the House floor Monday with "an enormous amount of momentum," said Rep. Paul Lundeen, a Republican from Monument who represents portions of El Paso County, where the proposal initiated.