Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change law enforcement.
Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 217 at a ceremony at the state Capitol on Friday, calling it a landmark piece of legislation that speaks to a national moment of reckoning
Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interestsBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The financial landscape is worse than Colorado lawmakers were expecting after preliminary estimates suggested an immediate budget shortfall between $2 billion and $3 billion in the next few years
Democratic lawmakers, who’ve failed for years to pass paid time off for illness and new babies, are calling it quits again in 2020. Instead, they’re throwing their weight behind a potential measure on the November ballot.
Judge places Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who only collected half the necessary signatures on primary ballot
Judge Christopher Baumann ruled that the fact Michelle Ferrigno Warren was able to collect half the necessary signatures despite the outbreak of the new coronavirus suggests she has “‘significant modicum’ of support for her candidacy.”
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.
A number of GOP members of the statehouse declined to talk about the measures. Several who did said they disagree with the slate of legislation.
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused
Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.