big idea stories
Big idea: Republicans think Colorado should rethink how much emergency power a governor should have
Republicans have been pushing a number of measures to give the legislature more power to operate as a check on the governor’s emergency powers
Big idea: Colorado governor calls his billion-dollar coronavirus stimulus plan a “one-time opportunity”
Gov. Jared Polis described his plan to jumpstart Colorado’s economy during a forum ahead of the legislative session that begins next week.
Big Idea: Colorado drivers shouldn’t lose licenses just for being too poor to pay court fines
State Rep. Leslie Herod says we should stop taking away driver’s licenses for failing to pay hefty fees completely unrelated to driving crimes.
Big idea: It may soon be illegal for Colorado to voluntarily share immigrants’ personal information with ICE
Immigrant communities have long feared their personal data will be used against them. Democrats want to prohibit sharing without a court order.
Big idea: Colorado could extend to-go cocktails beyond coronavirus to make them the “law of the land”
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to let restaurants sell to-go cocktails, beer and wine forever. Liquor stores want the brakes pumped.