Lt. gov seeks donations to fund teacher evaluations

DENVER – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is raising “tens of millions of dollars” to pay for a new teacher evaluation system that will replace the current seniority system in public schools, he said...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Business impact bill dies in committee

DENVER – One of the few proposals that Gov. John Hickenlooper has publicly supported died quietly Wednesday afternoon.Unlike past governors who laid out detailed lists of favorite bills each...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado legislators fight over health care

DENVER — The Legislature set itself on a collision course over health care, advancing bills this week that both support and reject the insurance law signed by President Barack Obama.A House...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Immigrant tuition bill fails

DENVER — Legislators refused Monday to grant in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants.In a party-line 7-6 vote, the House Education Committee killed Senate Bill 126, which would have...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Redistrict effort collapses

DENVER — The bipartisan effort to draw new congressional districts for Colorado collapsed Monday when Senate Democrats walked away.The Democrats plan to introduce one or two bills this week that...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Gov reaches 100th day

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper offered an upbeat assessment of his team on Thursday, his 100th day in office.“Person by person, this is the most talented cabinet in the United States right now,”...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Parties find ed dollars

DENVER — Cuts to public schools are now less than half of what Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed in February, thanks to a plan the House adopted Thursday.A alliance between Democrats and a key...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Political parties draw lines

DENVER — Republicans and Democrats argued for four hours about their plans for new congressional districts Wednesday night, but they got no closer to drawing an actual map.After seven hours of...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Brown amends bear-hunting legislation

DENVER — Rep. J. Paul Brown said Thursday he will amend his bear-hunting bill to forbid killing the animals in the spring.Brown, R-Ignacio, is seeking to partially overturn a 1992 ballot initiative...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Senate cuts nonfarmers’ tax break

DENVER — The state Senate voted Thursday to crack down on nonfarmers who claim an agricultural tax break on their land.The Senate voted 22-12 for House Bill 1146, which allows county assessors to...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Senate taps beer, water

DENVER — Tuesday was last call for beer bills in the Legislature.The Senate killed a bill to allow convenience stores to sell full-strength beer, at the request of the bill’s sponsor.A week ago,...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Panel passes bear bill

DENVER — A House panel passed Rep. J. Paul Brown’s bill Monday to partially repeal the ban on spring bear hunting.Brown’s House Bill 1294 would allow the Colorado Wildlife Commission to decide when...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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