Colorado lawmakers

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Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

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Graduation rates could suffer after lawmakers cut a program to help Colorado kids entering high school

The Ninth Grade Success Grant program has been critical in helping schools hire staff to assist freshmen and track their academic progress

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The big tax change in Colorado’s school finance act, explained

To head off a deepening crisis and address longstanding problems in school funding, Colorado lawmakers are trying to find a way to reset school district property taxes around the state

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10 major issues being decided in the final hours of Colorado’s 2020 legislative session

State lawmakers have been busy in the final days of an odd, abbreviated lawmaking term. Here are the big-ticket items that you’ll want to know about.

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With Colorado’s budget in tatters, advocates worry the public safety net will further fray

Gov. Jared Polis hit human services hard with his emergency budget cuts last week. Advocates for vulnerable populations say the coming coronavirus-related overhaul contains brutal reductions in spending

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Child sex abuse survivors victimized decades ago won’t be able to sue despite Colorado effort to end statute of limitations

House BIll 1296’s sponsors said they didn’t think they could pass a measure if it was retroactive

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Spring Café linked refugees with state lawmakers. A shortage of immigrants means the Denver coffee shop will close.

Spring Café's operators say they can’t find new refugee arrivals to fill jobs at the coffee shop, citing a decrease in people resettling in Colorado under the Trump administration

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Gov. Polis and state lawmakers eye changes to how police-involved deaths are investigated in Colorado

County sheriffs and the top prosecutor in the state’s largest judicial district want the brakes pumped on the proposals and say the current system is working as it should