Colorado’s 2019 legislative session was a doozy, from Democrats’ growing pains to a blabbermouth GOP strategy
The Capitol was embroiled in its wildest lawmaking term in years -- one that saw Democrats learning their way, lawsuits, overnight work and some big policies that will change Colorado
Republicans, anti-gun control group sue to toss Colorado’s red flag gun law citing broken legislative procedureBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Voters could decide on legal Colorado sports betting in November; tax revenue would go toward state’s water planBy Jesse Paul Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s new red flag law may have applied to woman whose threats caused mass school closures. But there’s a catch.By Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.By Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done deal
The budget now heads to the House, where the transportation funds will be stripped. Democrats in that chamber and Gov. Jared Polis aren’t commenting about the money’s future
Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists
A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession
The “red flag” gun bill is expected to pass in Colorado. But there are important things to watch along the way.
House Bill 1177 isn’t expected to have much -- if any -- Republican support at the Colorado Capitol. Some Democrats may also vote against the measure.
Also known as an “extreme risk protection order” bill, the legislation is expected to draw significant opposition from Republicans. More than a dozen states have already passed similar laws.
Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday
A “red flag” bill will return in the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature. But what about other gun-control laws?
The last time Colorado Democrats controlled the Capitol they faced major blowback -- and lost their hold -- following the passage of 2013 gun laws
The new Democratic majority in Colorado needs money for their ambitious agenda. Here’s where they could find it.
Colorado voters rejected tax increases but voted into office a slate of Democratic candidates promising big, and expensive, policies
The takeaway from Amendment 73’s defeat: Voters won’t throw money into a broken school finance system
“People are keenly aware now more than ever that our school finance model is in crisis.”
House Democratic leaders urged state Rep. Jovan Melton to resign last week after learning of past domestic violence charges against him. Melton told them no.
Jovan Melton said in a statement: “I look forward to putting my head down and working on these issues with my colleagues in the legislature in January.”