2019 legislative session
The Democratic first-year governor identified more than 40 policy proposals for the legislative term. He completed major ones but also lost key battles
Nicolais: If the chaotic session didn’t whet business’ appetite to participate in Democratic primaries, it should haveBy Mario Nicolais Opinion
Colorado lawmakers won’t finish their calendar. Now Democrats have to decide which bills to let die.By John Frank Politics and Government 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.
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
The legislation expected to clear the House on Wednesday fixes an issue with law allowing full-strength beer sales
Moving forward, will the Martinez decision most benefit the industry or environmental activists? What about both?
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
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
The governor-elect takes office at a significant moment in Colorado for the cannabis industry.
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
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