Colorado Senate

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With tensions rising in the Colorado Senate, the breaking point is reached — over an attendance record

There was a defining moment in the Senate chamber Monday, when weeks of partisan politics came to a head. That led to attempts to set a better tone for the remaining weeks of the 2019 session. It’s unclear if they will work.

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Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint

The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns

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Parents of young skiers push for Colorado chairlift safety as lawmakers renew tramway board

“What we are really asking for is safety for our kids," said Larisa Wilder, who is among a group of parents pressing lawmakers give the board that governs chairlift safety more oversight

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Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

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Colorado Senate Democrats violated state constitution with computer reading of 2,000-page bill, judge says

The ruling is unlikely to have major impacts on lawmaking at the Colorado Capitol this session, but is a political win for statehouse Republicans

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Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

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Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists

A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession