Colorado’s prison budget nears $1 billion as inmate population grows. Frustrated leaders wanted action yesterday.
An early uproar about a supplemental budget bill shows the intensity behind the criminal justice debate this legislative session
Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault convictionBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applicationsBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday
What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved
Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.
Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.
A “red flag” bill will return in the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature. But what about other gun-control laws?
The last time Colorado Democrats controlled the Capitol they faced major blowback -- and lost their hold -- following the passage of 2013 gun laws
From the first transgender state representative to the first openly gay governor in the nation, there was a lot of ground broken on Nov. 6
Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward
Democratic Sens. Leroy Garcia and Stephen Fenberg are picked to lead party’s new state Senate majority
Jared Polis nears $20M mark in governor’s race self-funding; oil and gas spending on initiatives tops $34M
Also: Democratic candidates continue to outpace their Republican opponents in key state Senate contests
After GOP group pulls ads for Mike Coffman, Democratic group cancels some of its spots for Jason Crow
TV ad spending in Colorado shows national gamesmanship as Democrats and Republicans battle for U.S. House