Faith Winter

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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

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.

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Democrats look to revive the #MeToo movement at Capitol to make lasting change

Sen. Faith Winter and Democratic lawmakers want to overhaul the Colorado legislature's system for investigating complaints regarding workplace harassment

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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

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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