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Colorado politics

Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Anderson, who accused the Democratic incumbent for being hyperpartisan, said she wants to be a secretary of state who both Democrats and Republicans can trust

Politics and Government

Here are the legal challenges to Colorado’s new legislative maps

Some groups object to splitting Greeley and Lakewood, while a GOP coalition wrote in support of both plans

Politics and Government

Colorado doesn’t have a statewide building code. Would enacting one help protect homes against wildfire?

A handful of state lawmakers are interested in pursuing a statewide building code, in large part as a way to secure more federal grant money

Wildfire

Denver judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to invalidate votes cast for Amendment 78

Judge J. Eric Elliff found that the legal action filed by Bell Policy Center Executive Director Scott Wasserman and Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue was filed too late

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new state House and Senate maps drew several Democrats into Republican districts and vice versa

Lawmakers now have to decide whether to move into a more favorable district or not run for reelection in a game of political musical chairs that could have implications for years to come

Politics and Government

Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Pols didn’t elaborate on his position, which is raising eyebrows among Democrats

Politics and Government

Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program

As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus

Education

Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state

Education

Trump allies converge on Denver as key defendant defies judge in Eric Coomer’s defamation lawsuit

Lawyers for Dominion Voting System’s Eric Coomer called Joe Oltmann’s claims that Coomer said he would rig the election “a calculated falsehood”

Politics and Government

Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal

State Sen. Chris Hansen, a Denver Democrat, said the change is aimed at ensuring schools and fire departments have enough local funding

Housing

Democrats poised to maintain their Colorado Senate edge under new map adopted by redistricting commission

Colorado’s Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission started their meeting Tuesday at an impasse but reached a unanimous agreement on a proposal just hours before their self-imposed deadline

Politics and Government

Redistricting commission advances new Colorado House map to state Supreme Court for final approval

Commissioners must vote to approve a state Senate map by Tuesday. Both maps must be submitted to the Supreme Court by Oct. 22

Politics and Government

Remapping 2021 | New Colorado legislative maps must be approved this week

The commission must approve new state Senate and House maps by Tuesday

Politics and Government

Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Election Day is Nov. 2 and voters will be making decisions on a slate of ballot measures, as well as local school board races

Politics and Government

Denver businessman becomes latest Republican to launch a bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet

Joe O’Dea hasn’t run for elected office before, but between his personal fortune and statewide connections he thinks he can win the crowded GOP primary and dislodge the Democratic incumbent

Politics and Government

Latest Colorado legislative draft maps, which would likely leave Democrats in control, could become the final versions

The commission has set an Oct. 12 deadline to vote on final state House and Senate maps

Politics and Government

Teacher pay in rural Colorado would be set at a minimum of $40,000 under a new proposal. Will the legislature support it?

Altogether, the bill could benefit 6,000 teachers and cost the state an estimated $35 million a year to supplement salaries

Education

Remapping 2021 | One week to go before the big deadline for Colorado’s legislative redistricting commission

Politics and Government

Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government

Politics and Government

8 takeaways from Colorado’s new congressional map

The proposal still needs to be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court, but we took a look at how it would affect the state’s political makeup

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