Bob Rankin

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Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.

Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.

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Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, in Democrats’ crosshairs because of sexual harassment, leaves legislature

Democrats tried to oust Randy Baumgardner, who represents northwest Colorado, from the legislature last year, but fell short

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Here’s Jared Polis’ initial to-do list, courtesy of current Gov. John Hickenlooper

Democratic and Republican leaders urge the Democratic governor-elect to embrace public accountability effort when he takes office