2020 legislative session

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

A bill is coming that would change enrollment rules for Colorado charter schools. Could it also deter more from opening?

Rep. Shannon Bird plans to introduce legislation that would revamp the application and appeals processes for charter schools. Education groups fear the changes single out charters and put their future in question.

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Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships

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Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans in Colorado. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate single-use plastics

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As Democrats try to end private prisons in Colorado, critics warn of economic ruin for rural areas

A package of supplemental spending bills includes money to reopen a shuttered state prison as a private one closes

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Here’s your chance to tell Colorado lawmakers how to spend billions of dollars in the state budget

The lawmakers on the Joint Budget Committee will hear public testimony Monday on the spending bill for the next fiscal year

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Where’s the line between political speech and credible threats? A Colorado bill is asking the question.

A bipartisan measure to make it a felony to threaten or harass an elected official is running into stiff resistance at the Capitol

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Colorado renters may have eviction records even though they’ve never been evicted. Lawmakers want to change that.

The push in Colorado comes after a handful of laws passed last session focused on addressing affordable housing, homelessness and renter’s rights.

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Colorado could soon expand protections for student journalists by shielding their advisers from retaliation

House Bill 1062 would also add protections for audio and visual storytelling platforms for student journalists

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Gov. Jared Polis wants to go even bigger in 2020. Here’s his State of the State address, annotated.

The Democratic governor’s speech was interrupted at the start by protesters, and other demonstrations at the Capitol led to arrests