Politics and Government
Lauren Boebert apologizes to Muslims after her remarks about Ilhan Omar
The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Boebert's remarks and urged Republican leaders to repudiate Boebert's remarks.
Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District likely means a big change to the CU Board of Regents
With the addition of a new congressional district, the makeup of the University of Colorado’s governing board will likely change, too
Federal judge tells Colorado lawyers to pay defendants’ attorneys fees in unsuccessful election fraud case
U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter ruled in August that attorneys Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker should pay penalties
Volunteer deal for Colorado COVID management cost taxpayers $1.6 million
Colorado paid a group of Gov. Jared Polis' business associates who "volunteered" to help manage the pandemic $630,000. Then it paid another $1 million.
A deep dive into the electorate in Colorado’s super competitive new 8th Congressional District
The race to represent the district will likely draw national attention and millions of dollars as Democrats try to defend their slim majority in the U.S. House and Republicans gear up for a big push to win back the chamber
Colorado state workers to get pay raises for the next three years
The new contract between Colorado and state employees sets a minimum wage of $15 per hour
Denver’s program to house people who were homeless was so successful, the federal government is offering millions more to expand it
In April 2022, the social impact bond initiative will recruit and house 125 more people who are chronically homeless
KC Becker, former Colorado House speaker, appointed to lead regional EPA office
The Democrat was a prime sponsor of Senate Bill 181 in 2019, a measure that rewrote Colorado's oil and gas regulations.
Colorado voters will decide whether to further decrease the state income tax rate
The initiative seeks to reduce the income tax rate to 4.4% from 4.55%
Tay Anderson files defamation lawsuit against activists who publicized sexual misconduct allegations
An independent investigation commissioned by Denver Public Schools cleared Anderson of the most serious allegations, but found he flirted with a 16-year-old student online
Republican Lang Sias launches bid to unseat Colorado Treasurer Dave Young
Sias is a Navy veteran and former state representative who was Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton’s running mate in 2018
Colorado’s governor continues to fund positions in his office with money from private donors
Five of the positions are full time while one is part time. They are funded by more than $1.3 million in grants.
Dominion Voting’s Eric Coomer files defamation lawsuit against Randy Corporon, Salem Media
The former Dominion Voting Systems executive accuses Corporon and radio station 710 KNUS of defamation related to false claims of fraud in the 2020 election
Colorado legislative maps get final approval from state Supreme Court
The legislative commission adopted maps that “fell within the range of reasonable options,” according to the ruling
Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer launches campaign for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District seat
The former Weld County commissioner and current state senator says she plans to unveil a “renew America” plan in the coming months that will be the cornerstone of her bid
Colorado’s new overtime pay rules for agricultural workers are too weak, advocates say
Regulations from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment would phase in overtime pay, equivalent to time-and-a-half, over a few years, with farm workers receiving overtime after working 60 hours a week starting in 2022
Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office
Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal seeks $1.3 million to create a state public-private partnership office. Public policy observers are skeptical.
Colorado’s governor always said hospital capacity would dictate a new mask mandate. So why hasn’t he issued one?
Jared Polis vowed Aug. 12 to take action before Colorado’s hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. They are nearly overwhelmed.
Partisanship, outside spending dominated some local Colorado elections this year
Conservatives spent a whopping $829,000 to win three seats on the Aurora City Council.
Despite Colorado’s new redistricting process being independent, there was still plenty of political influence
Proponents of Amendments Y and Z never expected to eliminate partisan politics from redistricting, but they say it was fundamentally different under the new system