2019 legislative session

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.

One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers are sparring over a plan to bypass the Electoral College. Here’s what’s at stake.

Democrats aim to make the popular vote paramount in the U.S., but Republican state lawmakers counter that Senate Bill 42 would hurt less populous states like Colorado

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The first bill Jared Polis will sign into law involves beer

The legislation expected to clear the House on Wednesday fixes an issue with law allowing full-strength beer sales

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

3 ways of looking at the Colorado Supreme Court’s major oil and gas ruling

Moving forward, will the Martinez decision most benefit the industry or environmental activists? What about both?

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Supreme Court sides with oil and gas in major ruling on environmental regulations

In the closely watched Martinez case, the court says the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission doesn't have the power to make health concerns a priority

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Jared Polis unveils ambitious, expensive plans in first State of the State. Here’s the speech, annotated.

The Democrat’s remarks left lawmakers on both sides of the aisle anxious about how to cover the costs

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Meet America’s first pot governor, Colorado’s Jared Polis

The governor-elect takes office at a significant moment in Colorado for the cannabis industry.

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KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.

Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means