Articles By Jesse Paul

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Colorado’s presidential electors case. Here’s why the state thinks it will win.

The key question in a case that could affect the entire Electoral College: Do presidential electors have to follow the popular vote?

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Chris Hansen chosen to fill seat of Colorado Sen. Lois Court, who resigned because of illness

Hansen is the 21st lawmaker in the current 100-member Colorado General Assembly to have entered a post at the Capitol at some point through the vacancy committee process. His successor will now also be picked by a vacancy committee.

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Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

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7 questions with Colorado’s Jason Crow on being an impeachment manager

The first-term Democratic U.S. representative from Aurora spoke with CBS4 in collaboration with its political news partner, The Colorado Sun, on Wednesday about his role in President Donald Trump’s Senate trial.

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“Where are we going to go now?” Denver closes park near Capitol, clears homeless camp citing rats, health hazards

City officials say they didn't use closing the park as an excuse to remove an encampment at the high-profile intersection. The people staying there don’t believe them.

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Colorado lawmakers will weigh in 2020 whether to ban flavored vaping products

One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colorado appeal in excessive business fines case that AG says creates “huge loophole”

The case stems from the Colorado Department of Labor’s dispute with Dami Hospitality, which owns a hotel in northeast Denver and was fined $425,000 for letting its workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse

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For Colorado’s Senate Democrats, life is threatening to get in the way of their majority

With Sen. Lois Court gone because of an illness and Sen. Brittany Pettersen soon leaving to have a baby, Democrats could briefly lose their majority in the chamber

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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