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U.S. Census delays are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process

Delays by the U.S. Census Bureau in sharing detailed population data are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process ahead of the 2022 election, injecting uncertainty into a politically fraught undertaking that will affect the state’s political landscape for the next decade. Because of slowdowns related to COVID-19, the Trump administration’s failed efforts to add […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Court rules Trump can’t exclude people living in U.S. illegally as congressional district are redrawn

By Mike Schneider, The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. Colorado was among the states, cities and organizations that sued to block the change. […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, Environment, Politics and Government

Colorado governor strikes deal on oil and gas measures, but advocates say it won’t end ballot wars

Gov. Jared Polis declared a truce in the oil and gas wars in Colorado — but once again it appears to be an illusion. The Democrat announced Friday that he struck a far-reaching deal with the industry and environmental organizations to prevent ballot initiatives related to oil and gas in the 2020 or 2022 elections.  […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats hand opponents of vaccine bill opportunity to repeal measure at ballot box

After days of impassioned debate and stall tactics by Republicans, lawmakers in the state House found compromise Tuesday on Democratic legislation aimed at improving Colorado’s poor immunization rates. The fight fizzled out as soon as Rep. Kyle Mullica, a Northglenn Democrat and sponsor of the vaccine bill, offered an amendment that would add a so-called […]