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1 year 7 months ago

Accusations fly as recall election looms

COLORADO SPRINGS - With just two weeks left until the recall special election of Colorado Springs State Senator John Morse, the mudslinging is picking up from both sides. Republican challenger Bernie Herpin called out Morse for not supporting a law to create higher mandatory prison sentences for child sex...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Marijuana training up for 1st test in CO Senate

DENVER (AP) - A proposal to increase training for medical marijuana workers in Colorado faces its first test in the state Senate. Senators are considering a bill setting up an optional "preferred vendor" classification for dispensaries and other companies that deal with medical marijuana. Under the proposal, business owners could...

3 years 11 months ago

Hot in-state tuition debate gets a partial pass

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic...

3 years 11 months ago

Bigger fights looming over state budget talks

DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on...

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