The Colorado General Assembly recessed on March 14 because of COVID-19 and it’s not clear when state lawmakers will return
A lawmaker returns to frontlines of the coronavirus fight as an ER nurse: “You can see a tsunami coming”By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps aheadBy Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Democrats in the Colorado legislature jostle over whether they must return to the Capitol to continue their coronavirus pauseBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Governor signs bill abolishing Colorado’s death penalty, commutes sentences of state’s 3 death row inmatesBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states
State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, was told she had COVID-19. But her doctor reviewed the results again and says she's got a different coronavirus known as NL63.
State lawmakers want to accelerate a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members called to duty to address COVID-19
Colorado activated the National Guard to help with coronavirus. The lowest rank makes just $1.67 an hour.
The Colorado legislature approved a bill to increase pay, but Gov. Jared Polis has not yet signed the measure and it won’t take effect immediately
The economic impact of the coronavirus is huge. Now Colorado lawmakers are looking at a budget deficit.
Gov. Jared Polis’ administration assures lawmakers they have enough money to address the COVID-19 outbreak
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
All pending legislation will remain in place until lawmakers return to finish the 120-day lawmaking term
The legislature is scrambling to pass a bill that would preserve the Democratic and Republican primary process without forcing scores of people to gather in the coming weeks for county assemblies
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.