The chambers of Colorado House at the Capitol. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s prison budget nears $1 billion as inmate population grows. Frustrated leaders wanted action yesterday.

An early uproar about a supplemental budget bill shows the intensity behind the criminal justice debate this legislative session

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Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparent

The Colorado auditor’s office found that the “division is slow to investigate complaints and the commission operates in a manner that is not transparent"

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Colorado’s reinsurance program could fall $50 million short next year, according to health insurer estimates

State wouldn’t be on the hook for cost overruns, but they could cause insurers to raise rates again for 2021