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Colo. has first divided Legislature in a decade

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Republicans are back in charge in Colorado’s House of Representatives and they’re vowing to slash spending and stick to conservative principles. Members of the House and Senate convened for the new session today. The GOP now has a thin one-seat majority in the House. Democrats still control the Senate by a comfortable margin, giving Colorado… Continue Reading Colo. has first divided Legislature in a decade

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Colorado Republicans are vowing not to abandon their principles after taking control of the House after six years of Democratic rule. On Wednesday, when 100 state lawmakers take their oaths of office, Democrats will control the Senate and Republicans will control the House. With the controlling party in each chamber able to kill legislation it… Continue Reading GOP vows to stick to principles in new legislature

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The Colorado General Assembly convenes Wednesday, and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has listed its top priorities for the session. Among them: raising the Springs’ profile among lawmakers, advocating for the military and the addition of Fort Carson aviation brigade, improving K-12 education, bolstering the local sports scene and reducing regulatory burdens on small… Continue Reading Military tops chamber’s legislative priorities

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Republican state lawmakers are meeting with Colorado business leaders to discuss job growth and government regulation. Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, a Republican from Littleton, said he has invited a dozen business groups to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday and identify the problems they face. Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has promised to work with… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers hold forum on business regulations

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Republicans pick new speaker in Colo. House

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Colorado Republicans have elected a new speaker to take over leadership of the House of Representatives in January. The Republican caucus elected Rep. Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch to lead the House, where the GOP appears poised to win a razor-thin, 33-32 majority. House Democrats said some votes still haven’t been counted, but acknowledged they… Continue Reading Republicans pick new speaker in Colo. House

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