The Martin Drake Powerplant in Colorado Springs pictured on Dec. 12, 2018. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado Springs has big plans for its downtown. But first the city must deal with the Martin Drake Power Plant.

The success of the city’s redevelopment plans -- including a U.S. Olympic museum and a downtown sports stadium -- depend on powering down the massive coal-fired electric plant, Colorado Springs' leaders say

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Colorado’s Senate president blocked a Facebook commenter. That cost taxpayers $25,000 — and he’s not the first to prompt a payout

Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, agreed as part of a settlement to not remove comments from his official Facebook page or block users in the future

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Polis, Democrats will seek voter approval to boost nicotine taxes to raise money for education and health care

The increased tax on cigarettes and a new tax on vaping products is expected to raise about $300 million annually if approved by voters in November, sources say

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Effort to develop Colorado-run health insurance option heads to Gov. Polis’ desk

The public option legislation directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Regulatory Agencies to deliver a proposal in November