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Democrat Donald Valdez, a state lawmaker, to announce bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

Valdez’ entry into the race guarantees a Democratic primary in what’s likely to be Colorado’s most competitive 2020 U.S. House race

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GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.

A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time

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The 2019 legislative session in Colorado explained in 5 graphics

An analysis of votes in the House and Senate shows Republicans split and Democrats in alliance on the 460 bills passed this year

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Colorado’s first openly gay governor signs two of state’s most significant LGBTQ measures into law since 2013

The legislation makes it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates without surgery, a doctor’s note or a court order and also bans so-called “gay conversion therapy” for minors

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$120 million in requests and $40 million in the bank. How an obscure theory helped prioritize the Colorado budget.

State Rep. Chris Hansen made Colorado one of the first test cases for quadratic voting in the public policy realm in the 2019 session

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A new state lawmaker’s first session is over. And she got an earful about it at a town hall meeting.

State Rep. Lisa Cutter, who was inspired to run for office after President Donald Trump’s election, hopes listening helps change the current political dialogue

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Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, campaign manager accused of providing alcohol to minors

Case arose during investigation of claims Rochelle Galindo sexually assaulted an underage campaign worker after sharing alcohol with her