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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

Politics and Government

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.

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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.

Outdoors

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

Politics and Government

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.

Politics and Government

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.

Environment

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

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Crime and Courts

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

Politics and Government

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"

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Education

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

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

Sen. Kerry Donovan: Connectivity beyond COVID-19: How we build a post-pandemic Colorado

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Political chess games aside, the race in Colorado’s Senate District 27 was about issues

Opinion Columns
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