NEWS

OPEN RECORDS BILL POSTPONED

Denver—A bill that would digitize Colorado’s public records was postponed today.  Grand Junction Republican Senator Ray Scott chairs the Senate, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and says no new hearing date has been set.  The bill, sponsored by Democrat Senator John Kefalas would update CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act and make it easier for citizens to navigate rather than going through reams of paperwork or PDF documents.  A similar bill from Kefalas was killed in committee hearings last year but the Larimer County Senator believes the new measure has a better chance of passing this session.

GUN BATTLE CONTINUES ON CAPITOL HILL

Denver—Some teachers and guards should be allowed to pack heat at select Colorado public schools according to Republican lawmakers.  Today, on a party-line vote, a bill was passed by the Senate that would allow guards and staff members to carry a handgun on campus but only after extensive training by professionals.  The other gun bill passed by the GOP-controlled Senate deals with a familiar subject; ammunition magazines.  Five years ago, in response to the movie theater massacre in Aurora, lawmakers passed a bill limiting the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.  Republicans have fought it every year since then calling it a useless and unenforceable law.

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