Politics and Government

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado legislature won’t be in session Friday, Saturday after destructive Denver protests

The legislature returned on Tuesday after a pause of more than two months because of the coronavirus crisis. Lawmakers were set to tackle Colorado's crippled budget on Friday and Saturday.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado governor defends prison system, accuses ACLU of using coronavirus to push its agenda

“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Campaign to ask Coloradans whether to ban abortions after 22 weeks claims it has enough signatures

The potential November ballot measure, pushed by Due Date Too Late, would prohibit abortion in later pregnancy except in cases in which the mother’s life is in danger

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado

In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado, Denver join 25 other cities and states in suing EPA for relaxing clean-car rule

The EPA’s final rule also could impact Colorado’s zero-emissions mandate

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirus

Republicans oppose the change in rules and argued lawmakers should show up, regardless of the risk

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

As Colorado businesses reopen, coronavirus-related workers’ compensation claims are piling up

State lawmakers are expected to consider a proposal to make it easier for some workers to receive benefits for COVID-19 contracted on the job

“It’s an 11 on the weird scale”: Colorado legislature makes an awkward return to the Capitol

A series of health and safety protocols reshaped what lawmaking looked like in the General Assembly as lawmakers restarted the legislative session

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Hospitals could be overwhelmed if older Coloradans don’t reduce their social interactions by more than half

A CU model suggests Colorado hospitals could exceed ICU bed capacity in September unless social-distancing guidelines are followed