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Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning

Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education

Politics and Government

Proponents of a tax hike on recreational cannabis get bipartisan endorsements

Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, former Republican Gov. Bill Owens and state lawmakers from both parties have endorsed the effort

Politics and Government

Gov. Jared Polis will select one of these three people to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court

The appointment will be the Democrat’s first to the high court and will replace the last Republican-appointed justice on the panel

Politics and Government

Hickenlooper and Bennet seem like twins, but they are expected to go different directions in Washington

How John Hickenlooper adapts to his new role after a career as an executive remains an open question. But he’ll have Michael Bennet to look to for guidance.

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper easily defeats Cory Gardner in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

Cory Gardner’s loss is the latest in a series of stinging defeats for the Colorado GOP at the top of the ticket over the past two election cycles

Politics and Government

As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

Sun Investigation

Michael Bennet has a warning for Democrats. But it’s not clear how many are listening.

The U.S. senator from Colorado’s presidential campaign is reaching a pivotal moment with Wednesday's second Democratic debate

Politics and Government

Jared Polis is learning early on about one of the hardest parts of being governor: serving as the state’s chief mourner

Jared Polis follows Gov. John Hickenlooper and others before him in leading Colorado through tragedy and disaster. He’s found that it’s one of the toughest parts of being the state's chief executive.

Politics and Government

How would new regulations impact the oil and gas industry in Colorado? Here’s what we know.

One of the most debated points of the Colorado legislation is its economic impact, but both sides acknowledge they don’t know all the answers

Politics and Government

What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

The measure would give local governments the ability to veto fracking and may give Anadarko Petroleum a monopoly when it comes to drilling rights on the Front Range

Politics and Government

Jared Polis is taking a hands-on approach to the legislature. And not all lawmakers are happy.

The new Democratic governor’s style represents “moving from one extreme to the other,” and it’s creating tension in the party’s ranks

Politics and Government