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The 8-5 party line vote to indefinitely postpone the bill from two House Republicans came after representatives from a number of unions urged the committee to reject the legislation. 

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The bill from Sen. Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, would require voters to cast ballots in person either on election day or in the six-day period leading up to election day. It would still allow voters to cast ballots by mail, but would require voters to opt in to receive a mail-in ballot.

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Senate Bill 26 would make LGBT veterans eligible for tuition assistance available to the military, teaching grants, burial at the Homelake Veterans Cemetery in Monte Vista or any other state-owned veterans cemetery and, hunting licenses for which veterans do not need to take a hunter safety course. 

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The Colorado Politics statehouse team took a look at five issues that are likely to dominate the discussions for however long the session lasts.

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“You have a crisis-only response system,” Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet said of mental health care in an interview with Colorado Politics. “We need to get into the preventative care model so that we can teach people how to identify when their depression is too deep, their anxiety is too deep, when they need to learn coping skills, when they need to get extra help.”

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Gov. Jared Polis, delivering his third State of the State address to a chamber of masked lawmakers and guests separated by plexiglass, called on the General Assembly to seize the “once-in-a-generation opportunity to not just build back stronger than where we were before the pandemic, but fundamentally reimagine Colorado’s future.”

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