Colorado Senate

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session

Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday

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A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado

What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved

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Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.

Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.

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Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, in Democrats’ crosshairs because of sexual harassment, leaves legislature

Democrats tried to oust Randy Baumgardner, who represents northwest Colorado, from the legislature last year, but fell short

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Super PAC money dominated 2018 election and Democrats controlled the cash race

Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year

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Democratic state senator, embroiled in accusations he used a women’s restroom at Capitol, is stepping down

Daniel Kagan said in a statement that “it’s time to pass the torch to new leadership”

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Colorado state senator won’t seek re-election following sexual harassment allegation, cites “personal financial obligations”

In a Facebook post announcing the move, Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, said he began considering when to leave the legislature months before he was accused of sexual harassment