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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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