Faith Winter

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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?

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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

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Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

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As rural Colorado fears being overlooked in 2020 census, some question spending money on outreach

The stakes for the census count are real: A study estimates a loss of $63 million for a 1% undercount of Colorado residents

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Here are the most-lobbied bills in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session. The list may surprise you.

The paid family leave bill drew the most lobbying attention through March, but other hot-button bills had less money spent to track them

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Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against bill

Sen. Faith Winter, a Westminster Democrat who was pushing for Senate Bill 188, said that she was unable to pass the measure without making changes she felt “gutted the bill”

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After overhaul, Colorado Democrats advance their ambitious family leave effort

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

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Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote