Ethics complaints. Big spending. A criminal allegation. This may be the nastiest campaign in Colorado.
Suzanne Staiert’s role in the ethics charges against former Gov. John Hickenlooper puts her legislative campaign in the Democratic crosshairs
Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change law enforcement.By Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interestsBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.
A spate of controversial bills, from tax increases to vaccines, have made the final days frenetic and frustrating to the GOP and business groups.
Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirus
Republicans oppose the change in rules and argued lawmakers should show up, regardless of the risk
The financial landscape is worse than Colorado lawmakers were expecting after preliminary estimates suggested an immediate budget shortfall between $2 billion and $3 billion in the next few years
Democratic lawmakers, who’ve failed for years to pass paid time off for illness and new babies, are calling it quits again in 2020. Instead, they’re throwing their weight behind a potential measure on the November ballot.
Judge places Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who only collected half the necessary signatures on primary ballot
Judge Christopher Baumann ruled that the fact Michelle Ferrigno Warren was able to collect half the necessary signatures despite the outbreak of the new coronavirus suggests she has “‘significant modicum’ of support for her candidacy.”
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.