Colorado General Assembly

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A Colorado lawmaker has agreed to stop blocking people on social media after being sued. But the ACLU wanted more.

The legal challenge targeting state Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican from Mesa County, will cost taxpayers $25,000

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Colorado’s oil and gas industry voices its concerns. But Gov. Jared Polis dismisses them.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit this week in Denver shows the debate about Senate Bill 181’s tougher regulations is not over

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Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say

Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.

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As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

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A new Colorado report tries to show what higher education is worth. The value is clearer for some degrees than others.

Colorado students, especially would-be teachers, are making cost-benefit choices of their own and switching to more lucrative programs

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Colorado lawmakers approved a public option for health insurance. Now the state has to figure out how to actually build it.

A stakeholder meeting in Keystone shows how many different ideas there are on what should be -- and what shouldn’t be -- included in a state-backed health insurance plan.

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The top Democratic and Republican pollsters in Colorado agree: 2020 is not looking good for the GOP

The turnout models in two recent 2020 polls favor voting populations kind to Democrats and ones that don’t support President Donald Trump

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Colorado lawmakers missed a significant number of votes in the 2019 legislative session

Being a state legislator is a part-time position, and work, family and health often lead to absences, a Sun analysis shows