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100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about

The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.

Politics and Government

Judge bars Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing 2022 elections

Peters, who is seeking the Republican nomination for secretary of state, was also barred from overseeing the 2021 elections in Mesa County

Politics and Government

Tina Peters visits Mar-a-Lago, where candidates flock seeking Trump’s endorsement

The travel was allowed by Mesa County prosecutors, who are pursuing felony charges against Peters in a breach of her county’s election system

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Colorado lawmakers want to put clear guardrails around how dark money can be spent on ballot measures

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold opposes the bipartisan bill, but won’t say why

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More abortion patients, more money, more volunteers in Colorado if Roe v. Wade is struck down

Both sides predict more intensity in Colorado if states in the South and Midwest outlaw abortion

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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic incumbents for attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer continue to outraise rivals

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Coloradans should prepare for a tsunami of anonymous political text messages as 2022 campaign season kicks into gear

Federal and state laws require that the people and groups behind political text messages disclose who they are, but that seldom happens and enforcement is rare

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Campaign cash is lopsided as congressional candidates self-fund in Colorado’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate

Ron Hanks’ anemic fundraising contrasts with big money for Joe O’Dea, as a super PAC funded by Colorado contractors spends to support him in U.S. Senate contest

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The dominant theme at Colorado Republicans’ state assembly: election conspiracies

GOP delegates to the state assembly picked candidates who baselessly question the results of the 2020 presidential election — and even cast doubt on the assembly results themselves

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Ron Hanks, who questions 2020 election results, beats 5 other candidates to make Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot

Hanks joins Joe O’Dea, who owns a construction company, on the June 28 primary ballot

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Republicans Greg Lopez, Heidi Ganahl qualify for primary ballot in Colorado governor’s race

Lopez, who has backed baseless claims the 2020 election was stolen, secured the top line on the ballot. Danielle Neuschwanger was eliminated from the contest.

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Federal judge dismisses Republicans’ effort to block unaffiliated voters from Colorado’s primaries

The lawsuit sought to overturn Proposition 108, a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in Colorado’s partisan primary elections

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Yadira Caraveo secures Democratic nomination in Colorado’s highly competitive 8th Congressional District

At least four Republicans will be on June 28 primary ballot in the race to represent the new congressional district

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Colorado Republicans’ hopes of winning in 2022 clash this week with 2020 election deniers

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and attorney John Eastman, both of whom have cast baseless doubt on the outcome of the 2020 election, are in the spotlight ahead of the GOP state assembly on Saturday

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Effort to loosen regulations on Colorado physician assistants fails after opposition from well-funded medical groups 

House Bill 1095 was aimed at helping increase access to health care for people who live in rural Colorado

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Climate bills have drawn the most lobbying in Colorado’s 2022 legislative session

Spending continues to rise, with Xcel Energy topping list and lobbying seven of the top 10 bills

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Colorado’s economic outlook clouded by inflation, war in Ukraine

Strong recovery from the 2020 coronavirus recession is expected to flatten in next two years. Taxpayer refunds could rise.

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Colorado campaign donation limits stand — for now — after federal court ruling

A federal judge acknowledged that the state’s 2002 restraints may be too low but that a full trial is needed for him to make a determination

Politics and Government

The Tina Peters saga explained: Everything that’s happened with Mesa County’s clerk

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters was elected in 2018. Here’s an explanation of everything that’s happened since.

Politics and Government

We’re tracking how Colorado lawmakers are spending billion in federal COVID aid in 2022

The Colorado Sun is tracking the stimulus bills, what they do and how much each one would allocate. The money was sent to Colorado through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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