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Chris Kennedy

Colorado Democrats want to use one of TABOR’s most effective tax-halting mechanisms for themselves

House Bill 1321 comes as progressives have all but given up on doing away with TABOR, the 1992 constitutional amendment that has served as a third rail in Colorado politics ever since its passage

Politics and Government

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s county commissions are powerful. A new effort aims to ensure their districts are drawn fairly.

There are few rules for how Colorado counties redraw district lines, and Democratic state lawmakers say new legislation would put guardrails on a process that could be vulnerable to political influence.

Politics and Government

Just four Colorado cities use ranked-choice voting. Democratic lawmakers want to make it easier for others to adopt.

New legislation would require the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to develop and adapt software for the alternative voting method, which would cut costs for cities that want to opt-in

Politics and Government

Opinion: It’s time for Colorado to embrace ranked-choice voting

Let’s improve our country by defusing polarization and by demanding better candidates and better representation.

Opinion Columns

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

Politics and Government

Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado’s first Muslim lawmaker

The Colorado native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants could make history in an Aurora-area district that heavily favors Democrats in the 2020 election

Politics and Government

Cigarettes all over again? Colorado has the highest youth vaping rate in the country.

Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.

Health