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Gov. Ritter Looks Back On Legislative Session

Gov. Bill Ritter yesterday defended the divisive bills that lawmakers passed this year and trumped the Legislature’s efforts as a successful capstone to his four years in office.

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Old Media Recommends Giving Some New Media Their Capitol Training Wheels

In a continuation of the old media vs. new media story, the Colorado Capitol Press Association recommends media credentials for The Colorado Independent, but only provisionally.

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Attorney Corry Shreds Sen. Romer’s Bill Line By Line

Denver attorney Rob Corry has released a letter to Sen. Chris Romer that goes through Romer’s proposed medical-marijuana measure line by line, ripping assorted passages as “insane” or “evil” and recommending a slew of changes and excisions.

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Once Again, Colo. Journalists’ Panel Meets Secretly To Advise Officials

A panel of journalists that plays a crucial role in deciding which reporters get face-to-face access to legislators on the floor of the state Capitol is again gearing up for business — and causing controversy.

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Shaffer, Morse Tout Bills They Say Will Encourage Jobs

One would encourage doctors and nurses to practice in rural areas. The other would establish job retraining accounts. Pictured: Shaffer.

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Boulder-Area Legislators: Colo. Budget Will Dominate 2010 Session

How to deal with looming revenue shortfalls — $600 million for the budget year that’s halfway over and $1.5 billion for the budget year that starts July 1 –without eviscerating government services will be key.

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Proposed Colo. Legislation Would Maintain Gift Cards’ Value

Gov. Bill Ritter is proposing legislation aimed at protecting the value of gift cards and enabling consumers to redeem whatever money is left on them.

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Sen. Carroll: Citizens Don’t Participate But Lobbyists Sure Do

Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, talks with blogger David Thielen about increasing citizen participation at the state Capitol.

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Springs Legislator Floats Idea To Let Credentialed Lobbyists Bypass Security

“Security is important, nobody denies that, but … it has been my observation that people sometimes are stacked up literally 100 deep to go through security,” Rep. Larry Liston said.

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TV Reporter Eli Stokols Named To Official State Journalist-Credentialing Panel

Denver television reporter Eli Stokols has been picked to serve on the standing committee of the Colorado Capitol Press Association, a state-sanctioned panel of journalists that formally recommends who gets access to legislators on the floors of the Colorado House and Senate.

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