Menthol cigarettes, which would have been banned under the original legislation, account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado. Outlawing them would have been an enormous tax revenue hit
Child sex abuse survivors victimized decades ago won’t be able to sue despite Colorado effort to end statute of limitationsBy Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado wants to ensure teachers know how to teach reading. But some say proposed rules lack teeth and transparency.By Ann Schimke Education Primary category in which blog post is published
A Colorado lawmaker brought a short-term rental bill he never intended to pass. It created an uproar.By Jason Blevins Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado poised to revisit murder law that can send people to prison for life — even when they didn’t kill anyone
A Democratic state senator wants to change the penalties for violating Colorado’s felony murder law to take life in prison without the possibility of parole off the table
If Congress doesn’t raise the tobacco-purchasing age to 21, Colorado lawmakers next year will try to
A pair of Democrats have already been working on legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state, which is currently 18 years old
A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts
Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.
Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.
“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton pushed back on Colorado Democrats’ CORE Act. Now he has his own public lands bill.
Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who is facing a tough 2020 reelection, is backing the measure as well
Colorado’s consumer protection laws are getting much tougher — and that could help with the state’s opioid lawsuit
The state’s consumer protection laws were ranked among the weakest in the U.S. by a consumer advocacy group. The legislature responded, passing an overhaul 30 years in the making that Attorney General Phil Weiser said is “a big deal"
WATCH: The Colorado Sun’s post-legislative session forum Monday with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers
The lawmakers who are slated to attend include: House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder; Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder; House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock; and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker.
ICEholes beware: Colorado is considering parking fines for blocking electric-vehicle charging stations
“I would never park my car at a gas station and walk away. That’s essentially what they’re doing,” said Margaret-Ann Leavitt, with National Car Charging in Denver.
In Colorado, only Denver routinely releases, on request, details of internal probes, according to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition