Colorado’s 2015 law changing how officer-involved shootings are reviewed still lets police agencies investigate themselves
State lawmakers and prosecutors are vowing to push for and support changes after questions from The Colorado Sun about the measure
It’s election day in Colorado. Here’s what to watch in the primary and what you need to know to vote.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizonBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.
The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge
Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term
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
Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interests
The revised measure preserves many tax breaks but still pours more than $100 million into education for the next fiscal year. The original version lasted longer and generated more money.
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
Senate Bill 217 picked up significant Republican support as it passed the Senate and House. The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council also announced it’s on board. The governor says he will sign it.
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.
House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.