Colorado General Assembly
Colorado Democrats want to use one of TABOR’s most effective tax-halting mechanisms for themselves
House Bill 1321 comes as progressives have all but given up on doing away with TABOR, the 1992 constitutional amendment that has served as a third rail in Colorado politics ever since its passage
Colorado Democrats’ health care bill seeks to reduce insurance premiums. No one is sure exactly how.
House Bill 1232 narrowly passed out of a committee in the state Senate on Wednesday
“A lot of big items still out there”: Colorado lawmakers have a massive to-do list with only a month left
There are about 250 pieces of active, unresolved legislation. And more meaty bills are being introduced by the day.
Colorado governor signs $34 billion budget into law, setting aside historic reserves and funding $800M stimulus package
The budget does not include $3.8 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus money heading to Colorado as part of the American Rescue Plan
Colorado lawmakers aim to enact strict new regulations on marijuana concentrate, medical cannabis
House Bill 1317 is aimed at curbing teen use and adult overconsumption of high-potency cannabis
Democrats advance historic slate of legislation to aid Colorado’s unauthorized immigrants, roll back restrictions
Senate Bill 199 would repeal language barring immigrants in the U.S. illegally from accessing state and local public benefits. It’s among several bills that would affect Colorado immigrants.
Threatening an elected official in Colorado may soon land you in prison as lawmakers push to protect public workers
Elected officials and their families have faced death threats and harassment. Senate Bill 64 would create a specific crime of threatening an elected official in Colorado.
Colorado Democrats shelve effort to impose a gun-purchase waiting period this year
Even without the waiting-period measure, the 2021 legislative session in Colorado will be one of the state’s most significant with regard to gun control
Colorado governor, Democrats aim to create new office of early childhood education to streamline services
The agency would be established in July 2022 and house Colorado’s new universal preschool program
Colorado law enforcement may be required to undergo more training after arrest of woman with dementia goes viral
House Bill 1122 aims to boost training for police and sheriff’s deputies on how to interact with people with disabilities. It was broadened after the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland.
Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.
Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall
Here’s what you need to know about Democrats’ gun control bills introduced after the King Soopers shooting
The Colorado Sun combed through the three measures to see how they will affect people’s ability to purchase guns and the state’s efforts to reduce gun violence
Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs
Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business groups, is now the top single-year Colorado lobbying client for any year since 2011 — and possibly ever
Colorado lawmakers send governor bill limiting what information has to be released on applicants for top public jobs
The Senate passed the bipartisan bill by a 28-7 vote on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado Democrats drop public health insurance option to pursue state-regulated plan instead after industry pushback
An amendment to House Bill 1232 would require private insurers in the state to offer a highly regulated, standardized plan and drive down premium costs by 18% over three years
What the heck is going on with Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option bill?
House Bill 1232, a top priority of Gov. Jared Polis, has been the subject of weeks of still-unresolved negotiations between lawmakers, hospitals and others in the health care industry
Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some, including a Colorado lawmaker, say yes
In Colorado, where cannabis concentrates average 69% potency, state Rep. Dr. Yadira Caraveo is considering proposing a potency cap. It's a public health issue, she says.
Colorado’s governor just signed two gun control bills into law. Here’s what they mean for gun owners.
House Bill 1106 places requirements on how guns are stored and sold. Senate Bill 78 places new reporting requirements on gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen.
Republican state lawmaker, in speech on Colorado House floor, says 18th century slavery policy didn’t impugn humanity
State Rep. Ron Hanks told The Associated Press that video of his comments was manipulated to make a point he didn’t make
Colorado will finally get hundreds off the waitlist for disabilities services. But not everyone.
The average wait time was 15 years. Then eight. Now, lawmakers are poised to spend $15.5 million to fund 667 spots in the disability program.