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Here are the legal challenges to Colorado’s new legislative maps

Some groups object to splitting Greeley and Lakewood, while a GOP coalition wrote in support of both plans

Politics and Government

Opinion: Colorado should vote on a publicly funded, privately delivered health care system

The General Assembly asked for this recommendation, now it should put it in front of the voters

Opinion Columns

Remapping 2021 | New Colorado legislative maps must be approved this week

The commission must approve new state Senate and House maps by Tuesday

Politics and Government

Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government

Politics and Government

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers are increasing the cost of running a business

Many regulations may be necessary and have benefits, but let’s not pretend they don’t have costs

Opinion Columns

Control of the Colorado Senate would come down to a handful of competitive districts under latest draft maps

The new maps could ultimately determine which party controls the state legislature, which has been in Democrats’ hands for the past three years

Politics and Government

Democrats poised to keep control of Colorado legislature under latest draft redistricting maps

The maps released Monday are the first plans drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff based on a decade of demographic changes captured in 2020 census data

Politics and Government

Lobbying spending at the Colorado Capitol set another record. Here’s how much was spent.

Opposition to public option health care bill drove spending in fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30

Politics and Government

Colorado’s population grew at twice the national rate between 2010 and 2020. Here’s where the boom was biggest.

The populations of Broomfield and Weld counties grew by 30%, and Colorado’s Hispanic population followed growth trend across the West

Politics and Government

Latinos want Colorado’s new congressional and legislative maps to give them influence reflecting their growing numbers

Latinos make up more than 1.25 million Coloradans. Advocates say this year’s redistricting is a chance to bring their political influence up to par

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers blocked some misdemeanor offenders from buying guns. They also made it OK for some felons to own them.

The change to Colorado’s felon-in-possession law was made through Senate Bill 271, a 304-page measure that mostly made changes to the state’s misdemeanor code

Politics and Government

Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.

Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years

Politics and Government

Colorado governor signs wave of criminal justice bills into law, including ketamine measure spurred by Elijah McClain’s death

The legislation Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday includes measures aimed at reducing burdensome court fees and the fallout that families in poverty can face when they don’t pay them

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor vetoes two bills dealing with off-highway vehicles, transportation funding

Jared Polis rejected House Bills 1024 and 1196, his second and third vetoes of measures passed during the 2021 legislative session

Politics and Government

First draft of Colorado’s new state Senate, House district maps could pit 20 incumbents against each other

Redistricting staff released preliminary maps for how state legislative districts should be drawn

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers passed 508 bills during this year’s legislative session. Here are 65 you need to know about.

The measures include six gun control bills, new cannabis regulations and a policy inspired by Elijah McClain’s death

Politics and Government

Youth mental health was front and center in Colorado’s legislative session. But the work is only a “down payment.”

Lawmakers set aside at least $30 million specifically for youth mental health, an amount that increased in the 11th hour of the lawmaking term after Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency

Health

Five moments that defined Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

This year’s 120-day lawmaking session was delayed by coronavirus, boosted by billions in federal stimulus dollars and drew outrage over racist remarks.

Politics and Government

Democrats pursued a no-policy-left-behind mantra for Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

Much of Democrats’ policy agenda was heavily amended, but it passed with very limited exceptions. “I think we’ve hit our stride,” said Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, a Boulder Democrat.

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers approve effort to give past child sex assault victims a chance to sue their abusers, institutions

Senate Bill 88 would give survivors of abuse after 1960 for whom the civil statute of limitations has expired the ability to file lawsuits during a three-year window starting Jan. 1, 2022

Crime and Courts
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