Colorado politics

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns

The lack of a roadmap on the crucial — and potentially deadly — question of what to do when someone refuses to hand over their guns underscores broader law enforcement unknowns around the complicated new law

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Spring Café linked refugees with state lawmakers. A shortage of immigrants means the Denver coffee shop will close.

Spring Café's operators say they can’t find new refugee arrivals to fill jobs at the coffee shop, citing a decrease in people resettling in Colorado under the Trump administration

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Michael Bennet says he’s shifting national health care debate. But even in his home state, there’s pushback.

The Colorado Democrat’s first town hall in more than a year served as a microcosm for the challenges he faces on the national stage

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Judiciary Committee, where two Coloradans sit, to take reins on Trump impeachment inquiry

Two Coloradans sit on the committee: U.S. Reps. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, and Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican.

Nicolais: Colorado Republicans have a Rounders problem

The classic poker movie puts into perspective the major gamble Colorado Republicans are taking going into the 2020 election cycle

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Angela Williams exits U.S. Senate race, faces fractious primary challenge in reelection to her statehouse seat

State Rep. James Coleman, D-Denver, announced a bid on Nov. 18 for Williams’ state Senate District 33 seat. He’s been endorsed by a number of fellow Democrats in the Colorado legislature

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.

Democrats in the Colorado legislature will have to choose between sacrificing parts of their ambitious agenda, or finding creative –– and politically risky –– ways to pay for it

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula

The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.