Colorado General Assembly
Voters could decide on legal Colorado sports betting in November; tax revenue would go toward state’s water plan
If House Bill 1327 passes the legislature and is signed off on by voters later this year, sports betting in Colorado could be a thing by May 2020
Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license billBy Jennifer Brown Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s new red flag law may have applied to woman whose threats caused mass school closures. But there’s a catch.By Jesse Paul 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.
In Colorado, only Denver routinely releases, on request, details of internal probes, according to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition
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."
The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending
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
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
In an interview, the state’s new chief oil and gas regulator, Jeff Robbins, says Senate Bill 181 landed in the “sweet spot”
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
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