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Colorado politics

Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder discusses her historic tenure, presidential run and more

The first congresswoman from Colorado weighs in on everything from women in politics to the end of bipartisanship in Washington

Politics and Government
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Biden administration ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

The petroleum industry and its Republican allies in Congress have said the oil and gas moratorium will harm the economies of Western states without putting a significant dent in climate change


REPLAY: A conversation with Pat Schroeder


What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s governor just signed two gun control bills into law. Here’s what they mean for gun owners.

House Bill 1106 places requirements on how guns are stored and sold. Senate Bill 78 places new reporting requirements on gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen.

Politics and Government

A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.

A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion


Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM

Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan


State stimulus tracker: We’re keeping tabs on Colorado lawmakers’ $800 million coronavirus aid package

The spending affects everything from transportation projects to mental health initiatives and helping the agriculture sector deal with drought

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers move closer to prohibiting certain animals from being used in traveling performances

If Senate Bill 135 becomes law, the violation would be considered a misdemeanor and carry a fine between $250 to $1,000

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers send two bills tightening gun regulations to Gov. Polis, who will sign them into law

The legislation, Senate Bill 78 and House Bill 1106, would require people to store their guns with a trigger lock or in a gun safe in many situations and also mandate they report to police if one of their firearms is lost or stolen

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Why I’m an ex-RINO still caught in No Man’s Land

We're stuck with a political system that does not work for most Coloradans, and there's little hope for centrists and moderates

Opinion Columns

Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative


Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

Politics and Government

Colorado is on track to give teens three free therapy sessions to help them cope with coronavirus

House Bill 1258 sets aside $9 million for the historic effort that would be available for Coloradans 18 and under through June 2022


8 big things you need to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget

The legislature has hundreds of millions more to spend than it was anticipating after Colorado’s economy fared better than expected during the pandemic.

Politics and Government

Here are the Colorado legislative districts that stand to change the most during redistricting

As Colorado’s independent legislative redistricting commission begins its work, 2019 population estimates show how some large rural districts will get even larger

Politics and Government

After decades of debate, Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers

Senate Bill 73 is on its way to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk and would eliminate Colorado’s six-year statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.

Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes


Kristi Burton Brown elected as next Colorado GOP chair, vows to bring “a new generation of leadership”

Burton Brown was serving as the vice chair of the state party. She got her start in politics as an anti-abortion advocate.

Politics and Government

7 states have an assault weapons ban. Colorado is not among them — at least not yet.

It appears unlikely that Congress will be able to pass an assault weapons ban, and so state lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to act

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