Colorado still allows killers to use gay or transgender “panic” defenses. But the strategy could soon be outlawed.
The strategy has recently been outlawed in a number of states, including California, New York and New Jersey. It’s still used in Colorado, though sparingly.
WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative sessionBy The Colorado Sun Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Interest in reforming Colorado’s system to recall elected officials is building — on both sides of the aisleBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairsBy Brian Eason Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Averting the cut would free up state money that lawmakers could spend on schools and roads, but homeowners would miss out on planned property tax relief
Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote
How a failed bill led to a collaboration between local politicians, state regulators and blockchain startups to figure out whether Colorado even needs any new laws
Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.
Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.
Colorado state senator won’t seek re-election following sexual harassment allegation, cites personal financial obligations
In a Facebook post announcing the move, Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, said he began considering when to leave the legislature months before he was accused of sexual harassment