Lobbyists gather outside of the Colorado Senate chambers on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.

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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass