Colorado legislature

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Red flag law petition filed against Colorado State University police officer in fatal 2017 shooting

In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said there was a credible risk of unlawful or reckless use of a firearm by Phillip Morris because he threatened and killed her son

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers will weigh in 2020 whether to ban flavored vaping products

One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues

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WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session

The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

For Colorado’s Senate Democrats, life is threatening to get in the way of their majority

With Sen. Lois Court gone because of an illness and Sen. Brittany Pettersen soon leaving to have a baby, Democrats could briefly lose their majority in the chamber

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.

New taxes on a pack of cigarettes or vaping products would range from $1.20 to $2.60, depending on which version of the ballot proposal is selected. Currently, taxes are 84 cents a pack, among the lowest in the country.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

We now know the full cost of Colorado’s full-day kindergarten expansion

The additional cost associated with full-day kindergarten is $204 million, of which the state is responsible for $198.3 million, according to legislative analysts

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A partisan lawsuit is looming over Colorado’s 2020 legislative session — and getting costly for taxpayers

Republicans in the state Senate last year sued Democrats when they used several computers to speed-read legislation GOP lawmakers wanted to be read at length. The legal action remains ongoing.