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Colorado lawmakers know where they want to direct federal COVID funding. They just have to figure out how.

Three task forces released their final plans for spending American Rescue Plan Act money to increase affordable housing, improve mental health and boost the economy

Politics and Government

Southeastern Colorado struggles to attract home builders. Now federal stimulus will help add 127 homes.

Colorado counties received nearly $1.3 billion through the American Rescue Plan Act, and many are tackling their wish lists

Politics and Government

Opinion: Use Colorado’s federal stimulus funds to build more affordable homes

$400 million from the Covid-19 stimulus package is an unprecedented opportunity to transform the housing landscape

Opinion Columns

Colorado has paid out just 7.4% of its federal rent-assistance funds

The Department of Local Affairs, which oversees the rental housing assistance program, switched vendors to speed up pandemic payments.


Five moments that defined Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

This year’s 120-day lawmaking session was delayed by coronavirus, boosted by billions in federal stimulus dollars and drew outrage over racist remarks.

Politics and Government

Housing, workforce development, infrastructure: How Colorado Democrats plan to spend $3.8B in federal aid

About $2 billion will be allocated before the 2021 legislative session ends by June 12.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s unemployment fund is nearly $1 billion in debt. Small businesses are worried about paying the tab.

State lawmakers have taken steps to reduce the shock among employers who must pay back the massive federal loan, but other states are pursuing alternative strategies.


Here’s how Colorado’s unemployed influenced the new federal coronavirus relief bill

The new federal coronavirus relief package swapped out some unemployment benefits for $600 stimulus checks for many Americans. But Colorado had some sway on new benefits for out-of-work Americans.


What’s Working: CARES Act II inches closer as 280,000 Coloradans will lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas

What CARES Act Part II may offer to the unemployed, plus a Denver effort to help salons and barbershops, free rent and mental-health support and 75,000 job openings


Colorado lawmakers reconvene to consider stimulus plan, but experts question the cost to the state

Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses

Politics and Government

Gardner says Roe v. Wade is “settled law” in final U.S. Senate debate, as Hickenlooper talks court packing

The Republican incumbent declared Roe v. Wade “settled law” as his Democratic rival expressed concern about packing the Supreme Court

Election 2020

Here’s the latest look at which Colorado businesses received Paycheck Protection Program loans — and how much they got

Search the 109,170 small businesses that received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in Colorado, though most business names were withheld.


Cory Gardner faces pressure to deliver on stimulus bill as he touts his coronavirus response in campaign

Democratic rival John Hickenlooper supports the Democratic-led U.S. House bill and blasts U.S. Senate for taking recess

Politics and Government

5 charts showing where federal coronavirus loans went in Colorado, which industries benefited the most

Counties with the largest number of loans were on the Front Range and dominated by Denver, with more than 18,000 loans


Here’s a list of every Colorado business that received a Paycheck Protection Program loan

At least 95 businesses, including Good Times and Peak 8 Properties, were approved for forgivable loans between $5 million to $10 million, the greatest possible amount


With days left to apply for a Paycheck loan, there’s still more than $126 billion available to small businesses

More than 101,000 Colorado small businesses received $10.3 billion in forgivable loans, but numbers have stalled even as government made loans and forgiveness easier to get money to small businesses


Federal coronavirus loans slow as Colorado businesses wonder if they’ll actually be forgiven

With rules being updated frequently, there’s a growing range of interpretations to that basic guideline — and it’s scaring the small businesses that need the money the most


Coloradans in the U.S. illegally — and their citizen families — were denied coronavirus aid. Will the state step in?

Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to follow California’s lead and offer assistance regardless of citizenship status

Politics and Government