Faith Winter

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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

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Super PAC money dominated 2018 election and Democrats controlled the cash race

Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year

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GOP super PACs make big TV buys to influence last-minute voters in Colorado governor’s race

Even after you factor out massive U.S. Senate race spending during the last midterm election, television purchases are $8 million ahead of 2014.

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Abortion is a key issue in Colorado’s 2018 campaigns — but it sounds different this time

The issue of abortion is a defining difference between candidates for governor and down the ballot in the 2018 election