Colorado politics

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Senate approves major public lands, conservation package reauthorizing Land and Water Conservation Fund

The hodgepodge bill offered something for nearly everyone, with projects stretching across the country -- including Colorado

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction

Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Hazmat tankers want off “sketchy” Loveland Pass and into tunnels. Years of debate could be decided once and for all.

The Colorado legislature is on track to pass a bill exploring whether trucks carrying hazardous materials could be safely allowed to travel through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado education officials failed state by botching $231 million reading-improvement program, whistleblower lawsuit claimed

Signed into law in 2012, the program was supposed to ensure that all Colorado students would be able to read at their grade level by third grade. But state officials say they remain far behind that goal, even as the annual cost of the READ Act has risen to $42.5 million.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrat Andrew Romanoff announces run for Cory Gardner’s seat, marking his third bid for Congress

The former speaker of the Colorado House tried to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2010 and Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in 2014

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers for a fifth — and likely final — time will weigh whether to ban gay “conversion therapy”

House Bill 1129 would prohibit a licensed psychiatrist or mental health counselor from providing therapy to minors meant to “change an individual’s sexual orientation” or eliminate “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex"

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Polis won’t stop Denver teachers’ strike Monday. But here is why he’s worried about fallout.

The Democratic governor warns that such a strike could hurt a ballot campaign for more education and road money

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Three spots still vacant in Gov. Polis’ cabinet a month after inauguration

The Colorado governor's office says its goal is to fill the executive director jobs by mid-February