A guide to how Amendment 23, “the budget stabilization factor” and “the negative factor” shape education spending in Colorado
The Sun’s Capitol Sunlight project helps Coloradans understand how the state’s political systems and spending work
Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers
All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.
Gov. Jared Polis made headway on 22% of his campaign pledges so far, Promise Tracker analysis shows
The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign
A new state lawmaker’s first session is over. And she got an earful about it at a town hall meeting.
State Rep. Lisa Cutter, who was inspired to run for office after President Donald Trump’s election, hopes listening helps change the current political dialogue
How a first-year Colorado lawmaker tried to “go big or go home” with a zero-waste bill
“It’s sort of messy, but that’s part of the beauty in a way,” says state Rep. Lisa Cutter, on the lessons she learned about the legislative process
Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists
A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession
Here’s a guide to how the Colorado state budget works, and how much is spent
The powerful Joint Budget Committee will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year
What you need to know about TABOR, Gallagher, Amendment 23 and the hidden forces that constrain spending in Colorado
Colorado’s constitution puts unique limits and mandates on taxation and public spending, leading to wide-ranging effects on public services
From the sidelines to the march, and now to the Capitol: One woman’s journey in the Trump era
Lisa Cutter helped organize the first Women’s March in Denver, and now she is part of Colorado's pink wave of new Democratic lawmakers elected in 2018
KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.
Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means
A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado
What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved