Colorado General Assembly

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado immigrant driver’s licenses will be available at 9 locations starting in January

The opening of the new offices will mark the first expansion since the hobbled program went into effect in August 2014

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado gun stores still sell high-capacity magazines despite 2013 law banning them

Magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition are still being sold in Colorado. Legislators thought that they banned them, but gun store employees describe a loophole in the law.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products

The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Meet the million-dollar man behind Proposition CC on Colorado’s 2019 ballot

Dan Ritchie is making his greatest political investment ever and emerging as a leader in the effort to overhaul TABOR

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Donald Valdez abandons congressional bid, seeks reelection to Colorado legislature

Valdez, a La Jara Democrat, announced his candidacy in the 3rd Congressional District over the summer, but raised little money before ending his attempt to unseat Republican Scott Tipton

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

On eve of Colorado school board elections, youth coalition renews push to lower voting age

This latest attempt comes amid a wave of youth activism on everything from climate change to immigration and amid national conversations about lowering the voting age for presidential and other elections

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis doubles down in 2021 budget proposal with requests for big-ticket items

The Colorado governor’s budget proposal focuses on increasing the state’s reserve account and expanding the state’s preschool program