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Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

The analysis, the second such study conducted by The Colorado Sun in three years, once again indicates more bipartisanship in the Colorado General Assembly than might be expected

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

Politics and Government

Two big-name Colorado Democrats are already exploring 2022 bids to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail and state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon say they are in discussions to launch a campaign to oust the Republican next year

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers’ coronavirus aid plans include distributing $22.5 million in taxpayer money through nonprofits

Democrats claim that sending the money through non-governmental organizations will ensure it is distributed quickly. Republicans worry about plans to send aid to people living in the U.S. illegally.

Politics and Government

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death pours intensity on, could reshape Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race

Republican Cory Gardner declined to say if he thinks the Senate should pick Ginsburg’s replacement before the November election, though national speculation over how he will handle the situation is already mounting

Politics and Government

Douglas County to opt out of mask mandate, moves to leave Tri-County Health Department

The saga between Tri-County and Douglas County isn't the only instance of friction between public health officials and elected politicians in Colorado since the coronavirus crisis began.

Health

Colorado progressives begrudgingly turn toward John Hickenlooper after U.S. Senate primary victory

The question of whether the Democratic Party can unite supporters of Andrew Romanoff is particularly key given the states of the races against Cory Gardner

Politics and Government

Colorado governor announces distribution of $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid; most of it directed to education

The money was given to Colorado through the passage of the CARES Act. Legislative leaders cautioned that the money won’t solve the state’s budget problems.

Politics and Government

Romanoff wins decisive victory in Democratic U.S. Senate caucuses marred by reporting irregularities

The progressive champion defeated John Hickenlooper, the favorite of national Democrats, in an early test ahead of the June primary

Politics and Government

The 6 numbers that tell the story of Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary

It was a big night for Bernie Sanders in the state, but Joe Biden also exceeded expectations. Elizabeth Warren came up short and didn’t win a single Colorado county.

Politics and Government

Jim Morrissey: The Iowa caucus paper trail

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Paid family leave is a priority for Colorado Democrats. But 5 questions will make or break the effort.

Can Colorado policymakers find common ground this year on paid time off to have a baby or deal with an illness?

Politics and Government

Colorado Springs is emblematic of the gender gap opening among Hispanics who could be key in 2020

Overall, Latinos are far more likely to be Democrats than Republicans, but Hispanic men are more likely than Hispanic women to vote Republican

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper is worth at least $7.8 million. Here is where his money is invested.

Hickenlooper’s wealth came under scrutiny in his abandoned presidential bid and the U.S. Senate race, most notably for his association with the world’s uber-rich and influential players

Politics and Government

Drew Litton: Choosing sides

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Hickenlooper didn’t always reimburse travel on private planes, report says. An ethics panel will decide if that was illegal.

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission released its report Thursday into allegations that Hickenlooper violated state law last year by accepting gifts over $59 on multiple occasions

Politics and Government

Gov. Polis and state lawmakers eye changes to how police-involved deaths are investigated in Colorado

County sheriffs and the top prosecutor in the state’s largest judicial district want the brakes pumped on the proposals and say the current system is working as it should

Politics and Government

Democrats in Congress demand update on Trump administration’s wild horse plans

William Perry Pendley, acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, said last week he's increasingly optimistic his agency will eventually be able to reduce herd sizes

Environment

Opinion: Colorado can lead the way to restore civility and detoxify national politics

Opinion Columns

Why it might not matter if Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t think the national opioid settlement is sufficient

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says a bankruptcy court could “cram” a Purdue settlement onto the state. He also says he is examining potential legal action against other opioid companies.

Crime and Courts
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