“A fighting tone”: Colorado Republicans are heading into the 2022 legislative session on the offensive
Over the past three years the GOP’s main strategy at the Capitol has been to try to slow down the Democratic machine through delay tactics like long speeches in protest of legislation
Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails
Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night
Colorado Senate passes bill making it easier for children to receive cannabis-based medication at school
Under current law, school districts must allow parents and caregivers to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds
Colorado lawmakers, governor unveil $700M state economic stimulus plan. Here’s where the money will go.
The money lawmakers are using to pay for the state stimulus plan comes from unexpected tax revenue.
As Colorado legislature reconvenes, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education
Lawmakers plan to triage pandemic problems and hope to get back on track after a tumultuous 2020. For education, that means replacing money cut to balance the budget last year.
Big idea: Republicans think Colorado should rethink how much emergency power a governor should have
Republicans have been pushing a number of measures to give the legislature more power to operate as a check on the governor’s emergency powers
U.S. Census delays are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process
Legislative and congressional districts in the state are supposed to be redrawn this year by new, independent commissions approved by voters in 2018. But Census Bureau problems mean the panels are unlikely to meet their constitutionally mandated deadlines.
Nicolais: Principle and compromise – the time has come for Colorado Republicans
Colorado Republicans in the minority at the legislature could be more than just an opposition. They can chart a path forward.
How Democratic control in Washington will influence Democratic control in Colorado — and vice versa
Democrats in the Colorado legislature have spent the past two years responding to President Donald Trump and congressional inaction. With their party in charge of Congress and the White House, it changes their priorities on the state level.
Colorado lawmakers’ coronavirus aid plans include distributing $22.5 million in taxpayer money through nonprofits
Democrats claim that sending the money through non-governmental organizations will ensure it is distributed quickly. Republicans worry about plans to send aid to people living in the U.S. illegally.
Colorado Democrats debate need for diversity in selecting their statehouse leadership
The debate among Democrats in the House and Senate reflected the heightened importance of diversity within the Democratic Party following a summer of social unrest around race and police abuse
Democrats hold their majorities at Colorado Capitol but GOP blunts a second blue wave
The next legislative session will look different, and the conversation is sure to focus on addressing the economic fallout from coronavirus
Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills
Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term
Democrats in the Colorado legislature jostle over whether they must return to the Capitol to continue their coronavirus pause
Senate Democrats hoped to avoid returning to the General Assembly because of the public safety threat. House Democrats felt they needed to be at the Capitol in person to avoid legal troubles.
Colorado’s legislature won’t resume Monday as planned. It’s an open question when they will return.
Top lawmakers at the Capitol are awaiting a Colorado Supreme Court ruling on how to proceed, but they’re also beginning to eye a special legislative session as a remedy to the coronavirus pause.
The Capitol is shutdown, but Colorado lawmakers are crafting legislation to address coronavirus
State lawmakers want to accelerate a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members called to duty to address COVID-19
Colorado lawmakers upend the legislative session with decision to adjourn. Here’s what comes next.
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
Colorado legislature shuts down for 2 weeks because of coronavirus
All pending legislation will remain in place until lawmakers return to finish the 120-day lawmaking term
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.
Colorado lawmakers inch forward on transportation deal as gas tax hike becomes political touch point
Americans for Prosperity is launching ads at gas station pumps and sending mailers criticizing lawmakers for overspending tax dollars