Colorado legislature

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis is taking a hands-on approach to the legislature. And not all lawmakers are happy.

The new Democratic governor’s style represents “moving from one extreme to the other,” and it’s creating tension in the party’s ranks

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Hazmat tankers want off “sketchy” Loveland Pass and into tunnels. Years of debate could be decided once and for all.

The Colorado legislature is on track to pass a bill exploring whether trucks carrying hazardous materials could be safely allowed to travel through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado education officials failed state by botching $231 million reading-improvement program, whistleblower lawsuit claimed

Signed into law in 2012, the program was supposed to ensure that all Colorado students would be able to read at their grade level by third grade. But state officials say they remain far behind that goal, even as the annual cost of the READ Act has risen to $42.5 million.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers for a fifth — and likely final — time will weigh whether to ban gay “conversion therapy”

House Bill 1129 would prohibit a licensed psychiatrist or mental health counselor from providing therapy to minors meant to “change an individual’s sexual orientation” or eliminate “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex"

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats want more disclosure of campaign advertising, but dark money remains an issue

Colorado is one of only 10 states that don’t require all campaign ads to identify the sponsor

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers are weighing whether to allow cheaper prescription drugs to be imported from Canada

Senate Bill 5 is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign to rein in health care costs for Coloradans

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

For first time, Colorado budget writers on Monday will allow public input. Here’s a guide to how it works.

The powerful Joint Budget Committee will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year