GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.
A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time
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WATCH: The Colorado Sun’s post-legislative session forum Monday with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers
The lawmakers who are slated to attend include: House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder; Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder; House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock; and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker.
How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.
From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year
Colorado’s 2019 legislative session was a doozy, from Democrats’ growing pains to a blabbermouth GOP strategy
The Capitol was embroiled in its wildest lawmaking term in years -- one that saw Democrats learning their way, lawsuits, overnight work and some big policies that will change Colorado
All the major bills that passed and failed in the last three days of Colorado’s 2019 legislative session
An updated rundown of the important bills that passed, were voted down or simply ran out of time at the Colorado Capitol ahead of the 2019 legislative session's end Friday at midnight
Big tobacco is fighting Colorado’s nicotine tax bill with powerful lobbyists and a social media campaign
A company tied to cigarette-maker Philip Morris and popular vape brand Juul has spent thousands on social media ads against the tax hike. It’s also hired lobbyists from the high-powered Denver firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year
Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative
Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?
The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.