Dafna Michaelson Jenet
Dafna Michaelson Jenet
8-hour, Republican-led hearing on Colorado’s election integrity ends without evidence of widespread fraud
President Donald Trump’s senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, urged the state legislature to investigate, but offered no substantive reason why
Colorado’s GOP chairman trusts the state’s voting systems. Legislative Republicans still want to check it out.
The Legislative Audit Committee, which is led by Republicans, will hold a hearing Tuesday to investigate alleged election discrepancies in Colorado. There’s no proof there were any.
Effort to give Colorado child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers is rejected
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.
Coronavirus is threatening school safety efforts prompted by STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting
The state legislature is dealing with a decreased budget and limited time for lawmaking, meaning a slate of bills that have yet to pass on school safety are likely at risk
Colorado lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus, but it’s not COVID-19
State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, was told she had COVID-19. But her doctor reviewed the results again and says she's got a different coronavirus known as NL63.
Child sex abuse survivors victimized decades ago won’t be able to sue despite Colorado effort to end statute of limitations
House BIll 1296’s sponsors said they didn’t think they could pass a measure if it was retroactive
Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules
A scathing audit -- which comes after Colorado tightened oil and gas regulations last year -- found the top drillers in the state failed to file thousands of production reports from 2016 to 2018
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused
Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.
Here are the big ideas that Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for the 2020 session
The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver
WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session
The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.
Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.
The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation
These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.
Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.
Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say
Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.
If Colorado wants to stop the next school shooting, the state needs to get on the same page, lawmakers say
State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, chair of special school-safety committee, sees holes in the current system and wants the state to play a larger role
Why Jared Polis vetoed 5 bills, and what it could mean for thousands of licensed professionals in Colorado
The Democratic governor blocked regulation of genetic counselors, sports agents and HOA managers -- moves that erode consumer protections, critics argue
Colorado’s first openly gay governor signs two of state’s most significant LGBTQ measures into law since 2013
The legislation makes it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates without surgery, a doctor’s note or a court order and also bans so-called “gay conversion therapy” for minors
A breakdown of the 8 issues Colorado lawmakers will study before the 2020 legislative session
The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks
Colorado considered an abortion law more severe than Alabama. It failed, for now.
The state is a refuge for women seeking abortions, but Democrats see room to improve with the repeal of a constitutional amendment
Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction
Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.