Politics and Government

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

On your left! Here comes another attempt to get scooters off the sidewalks

Colorado law says electric scooters are toys, but that’s likely to change

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner votes against blocking Trump’s emergency declaration to build border wall

The Colorado Republican has been refusing to say if he would support the resolution rebuking President Donald Trump, making him the focus of national speculation on how he would vote

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

The red flag bill again thrusts Colorado’s sheriffs into the gun debate — with legal questions, strong emotions and Facebook letters

More than a dozen county commissions have passed some type of resolution supporting Second Amendment rights, many of them declaring their counties “Second Amendment Sanctuaries"

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Don’t like what state lawmakers do? Here’s how to recall a law in Colorado

Voters were last asked to overturn a law approved by the Colorado General Assembly in 1932. And it worked.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.

A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators OK forced pooling for controversial Broomfield drill site that prompted lawsuit

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to allow Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. to use a process called forced pooling to tap oil and gas belonging to several owners

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cannabis lobby gains new clout in Colorado as its spending tripled in the past five years

The marijuana industry is counting on support from Gov. Jared Polis in a key legislative year