State Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, on the floor of the state Senate on Feb. 18, 2020. The set up in the chambers will change when the legislative session resumes amid the pandemic. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado lawmakers won’t be required to wear masks at Capitol when legislative session resumes

After GOP objections, the legislature’s guidelines fall far short of expert recommendations and public health orders

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

Democratic candidate Andrew Romanoff pounces on his rival’s misstep, which came a week before mail ballots go to voters

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes spur inspections, promises of fines

In Colorado, more than 730 residents of nursing homes and senior care centers have died after contracting the disease

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s shift to a new higher education funding formula places the focus on the student

College leaders say the change will align resources to state goals and help encourage institutions to provide resources for the neediest students to complete their education