Colorado General Assembly
So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.
Without a single Republican in support, national popular vote effort moves to Colorado governor’s deskBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Few Colorado workers get paid time off to care for a new baby or sick family member. Changing that is a key goal for Democrats.By Jennifer Brown Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.By Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s prison budget nears $1 billion as inmate population grows. Frustrated leaders wanted action yesterday.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion
Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"
Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction
Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.
The new Democratic governor’s style represents “moving from one extreme to the other,” and it’s creating tension in the party’s ranks
Hazmat tankers want off “sketchy” Loveland Pass and into tunnels. Years of debate could be decided once and for all.
The Colorado legislature is on track to pass a bill exploring whether trucks carrying hazardous materials could be safely allowed to travel through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels
House Bill 1028 is expected to sail through the Colorado Senate, as well, and onto Gov. Jared Polis desk
Colorado lawmakers for a fifth — and likely final — time will weigh whether to ban gay “conversion therapy”
House Bill 1129 would prohibit a licensed psychiatrist or mental health counselor from providing therapy to minors meant to “change an individual’s sexual orientation” or eliminate “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex"
Colorado is one of only 10 states that don’t require all campaign ads to identify the sponsor
Colorado lawmakers are weighing whether to allow cheaper prescription drugs to be imported from Canada
Senate Bill 5 is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign to rein in health care costs for Coloradans
For first time, Colorado budget writers on Monday will allow public input. Here’s a guide to how it works.
The powerful Joint Budget Committee will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year