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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...

4 years 5 months ago

Giron, Ortegon face-off in Senate 3 debate

Two women running for State Senate District 3 debated in Pueblo Wednesday night. The candidates are Angela Giron (D) and Vera Ortegon (R). More than a hundred people attended the debate which was held at Pueblo Community College. Giron was appointed to the position in August, when her predecessor Abel...

4 years 10 months ago

State Senate considers doing away with CSAPs

The Senate Education Committee is taking a hard look at legislation to do away with comprehensive student tests and replace them with student assessments. The legislation would end CSAP testing in the ninth, tenth and 11th grades and replace them with what lawmakers say is a more meaningful college...

5 years 3 months ago

Seniors losing property tax exemption

Seniors across the state are getting notification that their property tax exemption has been suspended through 2011. Since 2002, seniors have been able to receive a property tax exemption of up to 50 percent of up to the first $200,000 of their home's value. In April, the General...

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