Steve Fenberg selected as next president of the Colorado Senate
Sen. Dominick Moreno, a Commerce City Democrat who sits on the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee, was selected as the chamber’s new majority leader
Leroy Garcia, president of Colorado Senate, will resign to join Biden administration
The Pueblo Democrat, who is in the last year of his second and final term in the state Senate, will work at the Pentagon.
Colorado’s Democratic statewide officeholders began 2022 with a significant campaign cash advantage
Republicans, however, are raising big bucks in their bid to take back control of the Colorado Senate
These Colorado legislative districts are poised to be the new battlegrounds after redistricting
The fiercest fights for control of the Colorado House and Senate would no longer be mostly contained to the Denver area
Colorado Supreme Court ends decade-long fight over teen skier’s death in Vail inbounds avalanche
Taft Conlin was killed in an avalanche on Prima Cornice in 2012. His family argued for years that Vail Mountain failed to properly close the run when slide danger was high.
First draft of Colorado’s new state Senate, House district maps could pit 20 incumbents against each other
Redistricting staff released preliminary maps for how state legislative districts should be drawn
Colorado governor vetoes bill that would have let candidates run for lieutenant governor and another elected position at the same time
House Bill 1092 passed the Senate by a 30-3 vote, with two members excused. It passed the House by a 44-19 vote, with two members excused in the lower chamber as well.
Effort to force Colorado to cut greenhouse emissions faster exposes exasperation with Polis administration
“I am highly frustrated where we are now,” Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, said.
Colorado lawmakers are poised to add gender identity and expression to anti-discrimination statutes
There are 21 states with full nondiscrimination protections that include gender identity, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality
Here are the Colorado legislative districts that stand to change the most during redistricting
As Colorado’s independent legislative redistricting commission begins its work, 2019 population estimates show how some large rural districts will get even larger
7 states have an assault weapons ban. Colorado is not among them — at least not yet.
It appears unlikely that Congress will be able to pass an assault weapons ban, and so state lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to act
Democrats on Colorado legislative panel kill GOP-backed bill to reduce state employees’ use of nondisclosure agreements
Republican Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer's bill would have barred state employees from abiding by nondisclosure and so-called non-disparagement agreements — with exceptions for employee privacy, federal or state rules requiring nondisclosure and security reasons
Colorado lawmakers consider permanent fence around state Capitol
State officials are now deliberating the message it could send to have a fence around a building often referred to as “the people's house"
Colorado Supreme Court confirms that Democrats’ speed-reading of bills violated state constitution
The situation arose from Republicans' efforts to stall the lawmaking process in protest of Democratic policies
Effort to require Coloradans to report lost, stolen guns is on glidepath to governor’s desk after passing state Senate
As Senate Bill 78 heads to the House, House Bill 1106 -- a so-called “safe storage” measure -- heads to the Senate
Colorado lawmakers advance effort to maintain school funding despite enrollment declines
Democrats at the state Capitol said they would maintain school funding in recognition that schools have incurred additional costs to educate students in a pandemic and on the premise that some students who sat out the fall could return to their home district
Republicans propose big changes to Colorado’s elections, including scaling back mail and in-person voting
The bills aren’t likely to get very far in the Democratic-controlled legislature, but they come amid a push by Republicans across the country to change election processes after a 2020 contest filled with falsehoods
Big idea: Republicans think Colorado should rethink how much emergency power a governor should have
Republicans have been pushing a number of measures to give the legislature more power to operate as a check on the governor’s emergency powers