Democratic candidate Jared Polis, left, participates in a debate with Republican candidate Walker Stapleton, right, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Lory Students Center on Colorado State University's campus in Fort Collins, Colo. (Photo provided by Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan)

In governor’s race, Jared Polis proposes new carbon tax, endorses other tax hikes

Republican Walker Stapleton backs new bonding to fix roads. Democrat Polis mulls a roll-back of $1.6 billion in corporate tax breaks. Both would tax sports betting.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

To catch sex traffickers and protect kids, Colorado is using a new screening tool statewide

Screening tool is part of a national effort to cut down on the pipeline from foster care to sex trafficking

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Donations to Colorado charities fell flat last year. Some blame federal-tax reform

While the dollar amount of giving is down by millions of dollars, the number of Colorado charities and individual giving is actually up