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?
Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.By Jesse Paul Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against billBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The amended Colorado bill requires employees and employers to contribute on a 60%-40% basis to a state fund that, by fiscal year 2020-21, could reach $922 million
Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote
So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.
Few Colorado workers get paid time off to care for a new baby or sick family member. Changing that is a key goal for Democrats.
The measure, shot down in 2018 by Republicans concerned about small businesses, returns for a fifth time
Sen. Faith Winter and Democratic lawmakers want to overhaul the Colorado legislature's system for investigating complaints regarding workplace harassment
Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.
Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means
Environmentalists are demanding aggressive action on climate change. How far will Colorado Democrats go?
The political right in Colorado says the defeat of 2,500-foot setback measure signals the state is OK with the status quo for oil and gas
Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year
Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward
Democratic Sens. Leroy Garcia and Stephen Fenberg are picked to lead party’s new state Senate majority