Colorado politics

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

LGBT activists say new bills — including one in Colorado — target transgender youth

The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union

Nicolais: Humane Pet Act is a long-overdue step toward compassion for dogs and cats

Championed by First Gentleman Reis, the bill would close Colorado to puppy and kitten mills

Opinion
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Republican state Rep. Susan Beckman resigns to join Trump administration

Beckman, of Littleton, announced her resignation on Friday. Last year she ran to be chair of the Colorado GOP.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Colorado’s presidential electors case. Here’s why the state thinks it will win.

The key question in a case that could affect the entire Electoral College: Do presidential electors have to follow the popular vote?

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Chris Hansen chosen to fill seat of Colorado Sen. Lois Court, who resigned because of illness

Hansen is the 21st lawmaker in the current 100-member Colorado General Assembly to have entered a post at the Capitol at some point through the vacancy committee process. His successor will now also be picked by a vacancy committee.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer’s guns under red flag law

Susan Holmes said there was a credible risk of unlawful or reckless use of a firearm by Colorado State University police Officer Phillip Morris because he threatened and killed her son, Jeremy Holmes

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Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

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

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Colorado’s Jason Crow chosen as Democratic impeachment manager as case heads to U.S. Senate

Crow is a Democrat from Aurora who unseated longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in 2018