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Brittany Pettersen
Brittany Pettersen

Democrats avoid Jared Polis in quest to ensure Coloradans get the full picture on income tax changes

Senate Bill 222 would refer a measure to the November ballot that would require that voters get more up-front information on how income tax initiatives would affect them

Politics and Government

As more and more Colorado lawmakers have babies, legislature moves to adopt its first parental leave policy

Senate Bill 184, introduced last week at the Capitol, would automatically grant 12 weeks of paid parental leave to lawmakers, plus an additional four paid weeks for lawmakers who have pregnancy or childbirth complications

Politics and Government

Arvada lawyer Brad Dempsey enters 7th Congressional District contest

Fourth Republican enters open race in new Jefferson County district that extends into mountain counties.

Politics and Government

Republican businessman Timothy Reichert files to run in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District 

The district is currently represented by Democrat Ed Perlmutter. It was redrawn for the 2022 election as part of Colorado’s once-a-decade redistricting process, becoming more competitive and shifting west.

Politics and Government

Brittany Pettersen is running for the Colorado congressional seat being vacated by Ed Perlmutter

Pettersen is a Democratic state senator from Lakewood who has spent nearly a decade in the Colorado legislature. “I’m battle tested,” she said. “I have what it takes to win this seat.”

Politics and Government

Some failed Colorado congressional candidates still have lots of money in their campaign accounts. Here’s why.

Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mike Johnston have more than $1 million left over. They could potentially use it for future campaigns.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new state House and Senate maps drew several Democrats into Republican districts and vice versa

Lawmakers now have to decide whether to move into a more favorable district or not run for reelection in a game of political musical chairs that could have implications for years to come

Politics and Government

Here are the Colorado legislative districts that stand to change the most during redistricting

As Colorado’s independent legislative redistricting commission begins its work, 2019 population estimates show how some large rural districts will get even larger

Politics and Government

A job or a civic duty? Colorado weighs paying school board members

Even the members of the state Board of Education are uncompensated for their work

Education

Colorado restricts where Medicaid patients can get an abortion. Democrats want to end that.

Only individuals who experience rape, incest or a life-threatening pregnancy can get an abortion covered by Medicaid. But even then the list of facilities that can provide them is limited.

Politics and Government

Worried about coronavirus safety at work? Colorado lawmakers want you to speak out without facing retaliation

House Bill 1415 has drawn concerns from Republicans and business groups who worry that it is unnecessary and will lead to frivolous lawsuits

Politics and Government

Sen. Pettersen makes history as one of first state lawmakers to give birth during Colorado legislative session

Davis James Silverii was born on Sunday. “He’s doing amazingly well and so is mom,” said Ian Silverii, the dad.

Politics and Government

For Colorado’s Senate Democrats, life is threatening to get in the way of their majority

With Sen. Lois Court gone because of an illness and Sen. Brittany Pettersen soon leaving to have a baby, Democrats could briefly lose their majority in the chamber

Politics and Government

Supervised injection site supporters aren’t ready to give up on the conversation in Colorado

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, leader of the push nationally, visited Denver this week after a victory in federal court

Health

Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signatures

The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen told the Colorado Secretary of State's office on Tuesday that will not be turning in the signatures they collected

Politics and Government

Interest in reforming Colorado’s system to recall elected officials is building — on both sides of the aisle

Republican state Sen. Jack Tate and Democratic state Rep. Tom Sullivan, both of Centennial and former political rivals, are leading the push for change

Politics and Government

Jared Polis recall backers say they don’t have enough signatures to force election to oust Colorado’s governor

Friday was the end of a 60-day window in which supporters of the recall needed to collect 631,266 valid signatures

Politics and Government

Recall petition against Senate President Leroy Garcia approved, campaign can start collecting signatures

Garcia is the latest -- and most high profile -- Democratic Colorado lawmaker to be targeted by a recall campaign following the 2019 legislative session

Politics and Government

Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Colorado state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen are now formally being targeted by recall elections

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Colorado Republicans must move from “r-e-c-a-l-l” to “r-e-b-u-i-l-d”

Multiple failed recall bids have exposed the Republican Party’s lack of influence and strength in Colorado

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