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WATCH: The Colorado Sun’s post-legislative session forum Monday with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The lawmakers who are slated to attend include: House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder; Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder; House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock; and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker.

Politics and Government

Opinion: TABOR reform vote exposes hypocrisy within GOP caucus

Opinion Columns

A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.

Politics and Government

8 pivotal moments that defined the 2019 legislative session in Colorado

From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year

Politics and Government

Colorado’s 2019 legislative session was a doozy, from Democrats’ growing pains to a blabbermouth GOP strategy

The Capitol was embroiled in its wildest lawmaking term in years -- one that saw Democrats learning their way, lawsuits, overnight work and some big policies that will change Colorado

Politics and Government

All the major bills that passed and failed in the last three days of Colorado’s 2019 legislative session

An updated rundown of the important bills that passed, were voted down or simply ran out of time at the Colorado Capitol ahead of the 2019 legislative session's end Friday at midnight

Politics and Government

Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Energy

How a first-year Colorado lawmaker tried to “go big or go home” with a zero-waste bill

“It’s sort of messy, but that’s part of the beauty in a way,” says state Rep. Lisa Cutter, on the lessons she learned about the legislative process

Politics and Government

Opinion: Colorado’s legislature is taking on the affordable housing crisis

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Opinion: Colorado leaders must prioritize parity in the wake of landmark mental health ruling

Opinion Columns

Opinion: House Bill 1118 could help renters avoid eviction

Opinion Columns

Gov. Polis is about to sign a Colorado net neutrality bill — one with some serious teeth

Colorado's “open internet” bill would punish internet-providing violators by taking their grant money away

Business

Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done deal

The budget now heads to the House, where the transportation funds will be stripped. Democrats in that chamber and Gov. Jared Polis aren’t commenting about the money’s future

Politics and Government

Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint

The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns

Politics and Government

Opinion: I’m a gun owner. I support the Second Amendment. We need to pass the Deputy Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act.

Opinion Columns

Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

Energy

5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.

A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.

Education

Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists

A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession

Politics and Government

Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

Politics and Government

Nicolais: By finally passing Jude’s Law, Colorado grows up a little

After advocating for passage of the birth certificate modernization bill, a 12-year-old girl made the state better for a friend I made a long time ago

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