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Lawmaker informs school on JROTC protocol after homeless student wears uniform to testify

A Colorado lawmaker said he meant well, but to the sometimes homeless teenager who testified on a bill in his JROTC uniform, it felt like retribution. Wednesday Auontai “Tay” Anderson, an 18-year-old student from Denver’s Manual High School, testified in favor of House Bill 1314, the failed “right to rest” legislation to ban urban camping and […]

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After hours of pained testimony, homeless ‘right to rest’ bill fails on bipartisan vote

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State House Democrats joined Republicans late Wednesday night to vote down a bill that has made waves in various versions the last three years for championing the civil rights of the state’s homeless population. After nearly six hours of emotional testimony, the “Right to Rest Act,” House Bill 1314, sponsored by state Democratic Reps. Joe […]

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Homeless still must move along after Colorado ‘Right to Rest’ bill is killed again

A Democratic-led House committee killed the latest version of Colorado’s “Right to Rest” bill to outlaw urban camping bans that keep homeless people from sleeping in parks and other public spaces. House Bill 1314 died on a 8-5 vote in the House Local Government Committee, marking the third year in a row the effort by Democratic […]

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ICYMI: The week that was in politics

Colorado lawmakers hope they can finally make some headway over the construction defects issue and help spur more condominium growth. But another bill is attempting to address the affordable housing issue from a different angle: mobile home parks and how their residents might be able to stay in them when an owner wants to sell […]

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