2019 legislative session
Colorado is bad at recycling, so lawmakers spent months looking for solutions. Here’s what they proposed.
Two draft proposals that advanced through an interim committee called more study before lawmakers take action
To recall Jared Polis, critics must get 10,521 voter signatures a day. Here’s what else you need to know.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.By Sandra Fish Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”
Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, a former legislative budget writer, warns about using reserve accounts and putting budget “at risk”
The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign
Why Jared Polis vetoed 5 bills, and what it could mean for thousands of licensed professionals in Colorado
The Democratic governor blocked regulation of genetic counselors, sports agents and HOA managers -- moves that erode consumer protections, critics argue
Front Range air quality is terrible, but Colorado’s efforts are showing some improvement in ozone pollution
A slate of new laws is expected to speed up air-quality improvements, but Denver still hasn't met standards that the EPA set more than a decade ago
The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks
$120 million in requests and $40 million in the bank. How an obscure theory helped prioritize the Colorado budget.
State Rep. Chris Hansen made Colorado one of the first test cases for quadratic voting in the public policy realm in the 2019 session
The state is a refuge for women seeking abortions, but Democrats see room to improve with the repeal of a constitutional amendment
The Democratic first-year governor identified more than 40 policy proposals for the legislative term. He completed major ones but also lost key battles
In a momentous session, Senate Bill 233 may have been the most important bill of the year that few outside the Gold Dome even noticed.