Two senators seek nearly $1.5 billion, while six House members want $188 million. U.S. Rep. Boebert is the only Colorado Republican seeking earmarked funding.
Politics and Government
Colorado teen defies district policy, collects diploma while wearing stole with symbols of U.S., Mexico flags
Naomi Peña Villasano asked a federal court to OK wearing a sarape in tribute to her Mexican and American heritage. When the court said no, she did it anyway.
Medicaid work requirements could make 46,000 Coloradans lose coverage
Tens of thousands of people in the state could lose Medicaid coverage as a result of work requirements, which are a major sticking point in federal debt ceiling negotiations
One year after Aurora’s $2M camping ban, it’s unclear if the ordinance is successful
City leaders said they’re working to hire more staff to enforce the ban, to improve data tracking and to find more permanent housing solutions
Colorado GOP paid no staff in April while fundraising lags under new Chairman Dave Williams
The newly elected party chair is mum on whether the state GOP has employees or is just using volunteers. It’s the first time in at least 20 years the party hasn’t paid anyone.
Colorado repealed law limiting municipal internet, making it easier for towns to build their own
More than 160 cities, towns and counties opted out of Senate Bill 152, and some built their own gigabit service that was 4,000 times faster. But there were other reasons for the repeal.
Chevron’s $7.6B purchase of PDC Energy creates the biggest oil and gas company in Colorado
Denver-based PDC Energy’s share price sagged under concerns over increased regulation, but the company has received 1,000 drilling permits in the last 10 months
What does Yemi Mobolade’s mayoral election mean for the Republicans in Colorado Springs?
Some say it’s a wake-up call, others question characterization of Mobolade as a “progressive”
Venezuelan migrants share stories of their dangerous monthslong journey to Denver
They saw bodies — including those of children. Some were assaulted on a train, others were kidnapped. They risked run-ins with mafias and corrupt cops.
Sudanese Coloradans demand local politicians do more to help their country amid ongoing war
One Colorado resident visiting died in Sudan last month, amid fighting that erupted in mid-April, rooted in a conflict between two generals battling for control of the country