Chris Holbert

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With tensions rising in the Colorado Senate, the breaking point is reached — over an attendance record

There was a defining moment in the Senate chamber Monday, when weeks of partisan politics came to a head. That led to attempts to set a better tone for the remaining weeks of the 2019 session. It’s unclear if they will work.

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Colorado Senate Democrats violated state constitution with computer reading of 2,000-page bill, judge says

The ruling is unlikely to have major impacts on lawmaking at the Colorado Capitol this session, but is a political win for statehouse Republicans

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How do Republicans stay relevant in the Colorado legislature? It depends who you ask.

Democrats control the Colorado Senate, House and governor’s office, meaning the GOP has little power in the statehouse -- but options on how to navigate through being in the minority

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In exclusive interview, Gov. Jared Polis previews his legislative agenda and bold, new approach

The Democrat plans to move aggressively to implement his priorities, starting with executive orders as early as this week

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado

What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved

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A “red flag” bill will return in the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature. But what about other gun-control laws?

The last time Colorado Democrats controlled the Capitol they faced major blowback -- and lost their hold -- following the passage of 2013 gun laws