Colorado legislature

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Andrew Romanoff’s record on immigration complicates his progressive bid for U.S. Senate

The Democrat led the Colorado House in 2006 when it passed a series of measures targeting people living in the U.S. illegally. Romanoff says he deeply regrets that legislation, which came during a wave of anti-immigrant policies across the nation.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado has spent hundreds of millions to help kids read. Now, it will spend up to $5.2 million to find out why it hasn’t worked.

A state law passed last spring mandated the external evaluation and other steps intended to improve the 2012 law, known as the READ Act

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Lyft is introducing a fleet of 200 electric Kias in Colorado, a car model that motorists here can’t even buy

A change to Colorado’s electric-vehicle tax credit law this year prompted the ride-sharing company to choose the state to launch its first EV fleet in the U.S.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Supreme Court weighs legality of state’s 15-round limit on gun magazines

The magazine-limit law was passed in 2013, a year after the Aurora theater shooting

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers

All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.