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Lawmakers propose asking voters to lower minimum age for Colorado legislators from 25 to 21

State Sens. Mike Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, and Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A bipartisan group of legislators wants to ask voters whether to lower the minimum age to serve in Colorado’s General Assembly from 25 to 21. A decade after voters shot down an identical proposal at the polls, lawmakers are back with legislation to refer a constitutional amendment to the 2018 ballot, and they say the […]

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Neville brings down hammer in floor speech defending state’s weed cash fund

In a night filled with passionate state Senate speeches delivered Wednesday over this year’s $26.8 billion Colorado budget, the most powerful perhaps were the ones given around an amendment that sought to take up to $4 million collected from marijuana sales — slated to pay for drug-related research and services, including addiction treatment — and […]

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Colorado driverless car bill wins bipartisan support in state Senate

At Seoul National University, a smartphone application for a driverless car. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

A Colorado legislative proposal meant in part to attract automated car entrepreneurs advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill is being promoted by its sponsors for being ahead of the curve nationwide and welcomed by the burgeoning industry. Supporters played down public-safety and job-loss concerns posed by driverless car technology, arguing that the […]

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House Democrats stage a roll call without women to mark International Women’s Day

"Excused," says House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, as it turns out 18 of the 19 women in the chamber's Democratic caucus aren't there during morning roll call on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Colorado Capitol. The women were sitting out at the start of the day to demonstrate solidarity with the Day Without A Woman strike underway worldwide. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

When the Colorado House began its business Wednesday morning, nearly all the women were absent on the Democratic side of the chamber. “Excused,” said House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, every time the name of one of her female fellow caucus members was called during the morning roll call. “What’s going on here?” she asked at […]

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ICYMI: Teachers and guns, Denver Water investigated, TABOR changes? and more …

What did you miss in Colorado's under-surface political news last week? Catch up with The Statesman's weekly ICYMI media roundup. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
You know all about the big political news of the past week: Hickenlooper says (projecting about two years out) he has no plans to run for president in 2018; support seems to be growing for the confirmation of Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and the Trump administration may be about to […]

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Boulder Day in state Senate education committee: Heath, DiStefano, George

Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, congratulates former Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, after he was confirmed as a member of the state's community colleges and occupational education board, February 3, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Three big hitters from the Boulder community appeared before the Colorado Senate education committee Thursday in Denver. You don’t say to no to these guys. The University of Colorado Boulder brought out its big guns. Chancellor Phil DiStafano sat at the witness table next to Athletic Director Rick George. They took turns testifying in support […]

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