Colorado General Assembly
Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.
The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.
State says DUI testing isn’t a problem — yet — after change that Colorado prosecutors warn could prompt dropped casesBy Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparentBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Why it might not matter if Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t think the national opioid settlement is sufficientBy Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
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
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
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.
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
On the heels of Colorado effort, Trump administration to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada
Colorado lawmakers passed a bill this year aiming to start a state-level Canadian imports program
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
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.
The turnout models in two recent 2020 polls favor voting populations kind to Democrats and ones that don’t support President Donald Trump
Being a state legislator is a part-time position, and work, family and health often lead to absences, a Sun analysis shows