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
State stimulus tracker: We’re keeping tabs on Colorado lawmakers’ $800 million coronavirus aid package
The spending affects everything from transportation projects to mental health initiatives and helping the agriculture sector deal with drought
Colorado lawmakers move closer to prohibiting certain animals from being used in traveling performances
If Senate Bill 135 becomes law, the violation would be considered a misdemeanor and carry a fine between $250 to $1,000
Colorado lawmakers send two bills tightening gun regulations to Gov. Polis, who will sign them into law
The legislation, Senate Bill 78 and House Bill 1106, would require people to store their guns with a trigger lock or in a gun safe in many situations and also mandate they report to police if one of their firearms is lost or stolen
Opinion: Colorado’s investment in more equitable higher-ed funding is a necessary start
Laying the groundwork for an economy with a strong middle class requires us to be strategic with our investments – and it’s time to reinvest in higher education.
Opinion: Unelected commissions and boards are running a large part of Colorado government and your life
When there are big, weighty decisions to be made, we should put the power in the hands of those who are closest to the people and most likely to hear their voice.
Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system
Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative
Colorado is on track to give teens three free therapy sessions to help them cope with coronavirus
House Bill 1258 sets aside $9 million for the historic effort that would be available for Coloradans 18 and under through June 2022
8 big things you need to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget
The legislature has hundreds of millions more to spend than it was anticipating after Colorado’s economy fared better than expected during the pandemic.
Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors
Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations
Opinion: Why too few Black women and girls report sexual violence
As we strive to prevent and end sexual violence, we must start by interacting with survivors in a supportive, empathetic, and trauma-informed manner.
Here are the Colorado legislative districts that stand to change the most during redistricting
As Colorado’s independent legislative redistricting commission begins its work, 2019 population estimates show how some large rural districts will get even larger
Rep. Amabile: Solitary confinement is tantamount to torture. Our bill would restrict it in Colorado’s jails.
Prolonged isolation behind bars is cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment and harmful to health.
Opinion: In a COVID-devastated world, the case for a Colorado public option for health care is clear
By reining in runaway health-care costs through the public option, we can protect all Coloradans, especially low-income families, underserved communities and under-represented populations.
Sen. Winter, Rep. Jackson: It’s time for climate action and justice in Colorado. Our bills will help us get there.
While progress to reduce emissions has been made, voluntary commitments and incentives will not be enough to reach our climate goals and protect our Colorado way of life. We need enforceable climate action now.
After decades of debate, Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers
Senate Bill 73 is on its way to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk and would eliminate Colorado’s six-year statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims
Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.
Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes
Opinion: We’re Colorado legislative aides and political workers. Here’s why we formed a union.
To those concerned that having organized labor so close to seats of power might lead to more pro-worker policies, we say: Good.
Opinion: Colorado should take the lead on protections for private student loan borrowers
A bill in the state legislature would establish basic protections for borrowers and create increased accountability for predatory lenders.
Democrats on Colorado legislative panel kill GOP-backed bill to reduce state employees’ use of nondisclosure agreements
Republican Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer's bill would have barred state employees from abiding by nondisclosure and so-called non-disparagement agreements — with exceptions for employee privacy, federal or state rules requiring nondisclosure and security reasons