Colorado General Assembly

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.

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Colorado police agencies now required to release records in internal affairs investigations

In Colorado, only Denver routinely releases, on request, details of internal probes, according to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.

Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1177 into law on Friday, saying: "Many other states have passed similar laws. They've often seen it used in a targeted way."

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The $30.5 billion state budget bill is done, and transportation gets a boost

The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending

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In final push, Democrats rush major changes to elections and campaign finance disclosure in Colorado

The package of bills may benefit Democrats most, critics argue, and a loophole may limit the effort to improve dark money disclosure

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After overhaul, Colorado Democrats advance their ambitious family leave effort

The amended Colorado bill requires employees and employers to contribute on a 60%-40% basis to a state fund that, by fiscal year 2020-21, could reach $922 million

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Polis administration pledges to move quickly on first oil and gas rules to ease industry concerns

In an interview, the state’s new chief oil and gas regulator, Jeff Robbins, says Senate Bill 181 landed in the “sweet spot”

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters

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Coloradans were set to get a property tax cut. Gov. Polis is mulling a workaround to stop it.

Averting the cut would free up state money that lawmakers could spend on schools and roads, but homeowners would miss out on planned property tax relief