McKean, a Loveland Republican, died suddenly Oct. 30. He turned 55 just days earlier.
Republican candidate for Colorado House falsely claims Planned Parenthood sells body parts, FBI instigated U.S. Capitol riot
Pastor Scott Bottoms, who calls himself anti-establishment and part of the “far right,” is expected to cruise to victory Tuesday in the GOP-leaning House District 15
The majority of bills that became law in Colorado this year were supported by both Democrats and Republicans
A record number of bills became law in Colorado for the second straight year, and a majority of the 39 Republicans in the statehouse voted in favor of 56% of them, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of legislation considered at the Capitol in 2022. Of the 657 measures introduced, 507 were signed into law, […]
A major Colorado legislative primary remains undecided, but incumbents fended off challengers from Colorado Springs to Loveland
One of the most closely watched Colorado statehouse primaries this year remained too close to call Wednesday with the two Democratic candidates vying to represent central Denver’s House District 6 separated by fewer than 500 votes. Elisabeth Epps, a criminal justice activist, was leading Katie March, a former legislative aide, on Wednesday evening in a […]
Is calling Denver a “toilet bowl” a winning message for Colorado Republicans in 2022?
“A toilet bowl.” “A city that no one wants to come to.” “There’s nobody out there that says Denver’s great anymore.” Those were three takes on the Mile High City earlier this month from three different Republican state representatives. The remarks were made during a news conference recapping the 2022 legislative session and they raised […]
A Democrat wants Colorado voters to eliminate a Capitol delay tactic the GOP has used many times
Colorado Republicans don’t have enough votes to stop legislation at the state Capitol. They haven’t in almost four years. So when the GOP wants to try to prevent the Democratic majority from passing a bill, they really have only one tactic: delay. The main way Republicans have tried — sometimes successfully — to slow down […]
“You’re under threat”: Voting rights resolutions at Colorado statehouse become election-year pitch from Democrats
Speaker Alec Garnett looked into the camera live-broadcasting his remarks from the Colorado House chambers on Tuesday and made a pitch to Coloradans. “The choice is clear,” the Denver Democrat said during debate over a resolution seeking to reaffirm the 2020 presidential results and calling on Congress to pass Democrats’ stalled voting access bills. Garnett […]
“A fighting tone”: Colorado Republicans are heading into the 2022 legislative session on the offensive
Republicans in the Colorado legislature have been mostly playing defense over the past three years. But that posture is changing in 2022, an election year that will determine whether conservatives will remain relegated to the sidelines of Colorado politics. This year, Republicans are going on the offensive. Republicans see the 2022 legislative session that began […]
Colorado’s teacher shortage highlights need for more school funding, union boss says
Colorado will continue to face a critical teacher shortage unless state leaders make good on their constitutional obligation to increase education funding, the head of Colorado’s largest teacher union says. “We’re at a crisis point that requires bold action by our legislature,” Colorado Education Association President Amie Baca-Oehlert told The Colorado Sun in an interview […]
Colorado doesn’t have a statewide building code. Would enacting one help protect homes against wildfire?
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers are interested in pursuing legislation next year that would enact a statewide minimum building code in Colorado as part of broader long-term efforts to prepare for wildfires driven by a warming climate. The new code could help unlock millions of dollars in federal grant funding to protect communities against […]