A store selling vaping products in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

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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Nicolais: Humane Pet Act is a long-overdue step toward compassion for dogs and cats

Championed by First Gentleman Reis, the bill would close Colorado to puppy and kitten mills


Opinion: The public option plan isn’t sustainable for Colorado and jeopardizes access

Centura Health's CEO says employers could be encouraged to drop health coverage under the public option plan