Articles By Moe Clark

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With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans

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Gov. Jared Polis wants to go even bigger in 2020. Here’s his State of the State address, annotated.

The Democratic governor’s speech was interrupted at the start by protesters, and other demonstrations at the Capitol led to arrests

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In Colorado House, Democrats celebrate achievements and promise more. Here’s the agenda, annotated.

House Speaker KC Becker made clear Democrats plan to continue their far-reaching effort to reshape the state that began a year ago

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Before Colorado’s legislative session starts, transportation spending sits at impasse and frustration is mounting

Republican leader Patrick Neville says the state needs to focus on roads, “not extra pogo stick lanes or bike lanes” as Democrats push back

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Asylum-seekers find compassion, resources at “House of Peace” once released from Aurora immigration center

Casa de Paz, tucked in a cul-de-sac not far from the GEO immigration facility in Aurora, offers a safe -- and secret -- location for new arrivals to get their bearings

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10 states use bottle deposits to boost recycling rates. Could it work for Colorado?

States with bottle bills have some of the highest recycling rates in the country. But many were implemented before curbside recycling came to fruition.

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Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.

With more statewide support, farmers and ranchers hope to boost the health of Colorado's agricultural lands and conserve water while also meeting business goals.

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Andrew Romanoff’s record on immigration complicates his progressive bid for U.S. Senate

The Democrat led the Colorado House in 2006 when it passed a series of measures targeting people living in the U.S. illegally. Romanoff says he deeply regrets that legislation, which came during a wave of anti-immigrant policies across the nation.

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Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers

All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.