2019 legislative session
Opinion: Social benefit programs, like paid family leave, may not be easy. But they’re worth it.
Here are the most-lobbied bills in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session. The list may surprise you.
The paid family leave bill drew the most lobbying attention through March, but other hot-button bills had less money spent to track them
Colorado lawmakers won’t finish their calendar. Now Democrats have to decide which bills to let die.
There are hundreds of bills left unresolved in the General Assembly as lawmakers enter the final week of the four-month legislative session
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.
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 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
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?
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
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
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.
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
The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session
Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday