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Small liquor stores in Colorado felt pinched by new alcohol laws. Now more changes are coming.

The impacts from liberalizing the state’s alcohol laws five years ago with the addition of major liquor store chains and beer sales in grocery stores are still being felt

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Lauren Boebert is sued in federal court for blocking constituent on Twitter

Bri Buentello, a former Democratic state representative who lives in Pueblo, brought the legal action on Sunday

Here’s what to expect as the Colorado legislature starts its 2021 lawmaking term with a “soft open”

The General Assembly plans to consider at least nine bills in a three-day session before adjourning the lawmaking to Feb. 16

Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Sen. Kerry Donovan: Connectivity beyond COVID-19: How we build a post-pandemic Colorado

Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19

Colorado legislature will delay its full 2021 return until at least February because of coronavirus

The legislature was originally set to reconvene for the 2021 lawmaking term on Jan. 13

Opinion: Colorado legislators should model COVID-19 safety guidelines

Colorado’s fiscal future looks brighter. Now lawmakers must decide how to spend the unexpected windfall.

The December revenue forecasts from the governor’s office and legislative economists show the recovery is impacting high-wage and low-wage workers differently

8-hour, Republican-led hearing on Colorado’s election integrity ends without evidence of widespread fraud

President Donald Trump’s senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, urged the state legislature to investigate, but offered no substantive reason why

Colorado’s GOP chairman trusts the state’s voting systems. Legislative Republicans still want to check it out.

The Legislative Audit Committee, which is led by Republicans, will hold a hearing Tuesday to investigate alleged election discrepancies in Colorado. There’s no proof there were any.

Colorado lawmakers water down requirement that counties comply with coronavirus restrictions to get aid

On the final day of Colorado’s special legislative session, during which 10 bills were passed, Democrats in the General Assembly backtracked on one of the most controversial aspects of their $200 million-plus relief package

“If we close, you can’t go to work”: Colorado child care centers poised for a big infusion of state money

More women than men have left the workforce and not returned since the pandemic. Lack, or fear, of child care is to blame.

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 lawmakers demand counties comply with coronavirus restrictions to access relief money

A bill offering $37 million in direct aid to needy businesses would cut out places -- like Weld County -- that refuse to adhere to state COVID-19 mandates

On first day of special legislative session, Colorado lawmakers contend with coronavirus exposure scare

A Republican staffer in the Colorado House was on the chamber’s floor Monday morning despite recently testing positive for COVID-19. She had been cleared to return to work, her boss says.

Colorado lawmakers reconvene to consider stimulus plan, but experts question the cost to the state

Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses

With no action by Congress, Colorado and other states are racing to offer coronavirus aid

The Democratic governors of Colorado and New Mexico convened special legislative sessions in the closing days of November to address the virus-related emergency

Colorado Democrats unveil details of their coronavirus relief plans for the special legislative session

Democrats, who are in the majority, are prioritizing eight bills for the lawmaking term that begins Monday. The aid totals about $200 million, with an additional $100 million to help Colorado's public health response.

State lawmaker in wheelchair puts Colorado Capitol access in spotlight

Democrat David Ortiz, an Army veteran, survived a catastrophic helicopter crash eight years ago while serving in Afghanistan. The accident left him without sensation or muscle control below his waist.

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