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Getting to yes, just saying no: Lawmakers Everett, Hansen and Kennedy talk session votes

State Rep. Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, left, presses the 'yes' button at his desk in House chambers on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. Kennedy and fellow first-year state Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, were the only lawmakers to have voted 'yes' on third reading for every bill in the just-completed 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, right, presses the 'no' button at his desk in House chambers on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Everett was the only lawmaker to have voted 'no' on third reading more times than he voted 'yes' (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

By one measure, state Rep. Justin Everett, a House Republican serving his third term in the Colorado General Assembly, and state Reps. Chris Hansen and Chris Kennedy, a pair of Democrats in their first terms, stand as far apart as any lawmakers at the Capitol, based on the votes they cast in the just-completed 2017 […]

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Colorado House Republicans find lots of cash for transportation ‘in the cushions of the governor’s mansion’

This week’s House Republican video is good for a couple of smiles. It serves up a lot of food for thought about the state budget and paying for transportation. The House GOP has contended all along that a tax increase isn’t needed to fund billions for widening interstates and other core transportation needs. (Transit, not […]

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#Coleg Week 9: Concerning gay conversion, early voting, rolling coal, pot for PTSD, and more

Colorado's "gold dome."

Happy halfway mark. On Wednesday, lawmakers will arrive at this year’s legislative session midpoint. Many of the House and Senate minority party bills doomed to die in committee have lived their brief and sometimes newsmaking lives. Now many of the bills doomed to die at the hands of the opposite chamber majority party will meet […]

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Colorado campus free speech bill went off to House with broad bipartisan support

State Sen. Tim Neville at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, 2016. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

State Sen. Tim Neville, a Littleton Republican, was determined to send his hot-button campus free speech bill to the lower chamber with strong support from Democrats as well as Republicans — and he succeeded. Senate Bill 62 is a response to the war around expression being waged largely by conservative media outlets who think speech […]

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Colorado campus free speech bill hits bump over voter registration activity

Roshaunda Mclean and David Baughn register students in Columbia, Mo., Sept. 25, 2012. (KOMU News via Flickr)

On Friday, state Senate Democrats attempted to amend a campus free speech bill to include voter registration activity among the kinds of “speech” the bill marks out in particular for protection. All 18 Senate Republicans voted down the amendment on the Senate floor. Democrats took turns speaking in favor of the amendment. The bill now […]

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Humphrey: No bogey men in campus free speech bill

Free Speech Movement Cafe, University of California Berkeley. (barryleiba via Flickr)

State Rep. Stephen Humphrey is feeling optimistic that Democrats and liberal interest groups will join with Republicans and conservative interest groups to support the campus free speech bill he’s sponsoring this year with Sen. Tim Neville. “I haven’t counted any votes yet, but I haven’t heard anyone say they have major concerns,” Humphrey said in […]

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