Sen. Leroy Garcia, of Pueblo, was chosen as the state Senate president on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 as Democrats chose leaders for their new majority in the chamber. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward

Democratic Sens. Leroy Garcia and Stephen Fenberg are picked to lead party’s new state Senate majority

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades