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A Republican proposal to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) is calculated to let Colorado keep more of the tax money it currently collects received initial approval in the House Tuesday. More Democrats back the bill than Republicans.

More than 400 bills have so far been introduced during Colorado’s annual legislative session. Many of the bills that are controversial are short-lived, even if the debates last for hours. 

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The state Senate is currently debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens.

The main party candidates in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race will meet Tuesday evening on 9 News for their only televised debate of this election.

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Colorado’s first U.S Senate debate this election season kicked off over the weekend at Club 20, a group of western Colorado counties. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about the debate and race.

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Republicans in the Senate have defeated one of the Governor’s top priorities for the legislative session.

On Monday the Senate Judiciary committee will consider a bill that would put stricter regulations on emotional support animals that are not actually classified as service dog animals.  

 

The Democratic-controlled House passed the state budget Friday with five Republicans backing it. The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate. What can we expect from the debate in that chamber?

Rain barrel legislation cleared the state Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee with the help of two Republicans joining Democrats to vote for it. If law passes, it could affect gardening practices on a local level.

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In November the Republican party in Colorado is aiming for control of the State Senate and one key race is in the 5th Senate District. It includes Pitkin and Eagle Counties. The seat is up for grabs because Senator Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village is term-limited. Three candidates, each new to state politics, are urging voters to turn out to the polls and, so-called “dark money” is flowing into the race. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.