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Janet Buckner

Janet Buckner
Janet Buckner

Colorado lawmakers want to spell it out: It’s perfectly legal for kids to play outside or walk to school alone

A bipartisan measure sailing through the state Capitol would clarify that it isn’t child abuse for children to play outside or stay home without parents.

Politics and Government

Democrats pursued a no-policy-left-behind mantra for Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

Much of Democrats’ policy agenda was heavily amended, but it passed with very limited exceptions. “I think we’ve hit our stride,” said Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, a Boulder Democrat.

Politics and Government

Death rates for pregnant Colorado women have doubled since 2008. Here’s how the state is trying to fix it.

A package of proposed laws headed toward passage aims to prevent deaths among pregnant women and create better outcomes for babies.

Health

Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors

Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations

Politics and Government

10 major issues being decided in the final hours of Colorado’s 2020 legislative session

State lawmakers have been busy in the final days of an odd, abbreviated lawmaking term. Here are the big-ticket items that you’ll want to know about.

Politics and Government

“It feels like my back is up against a wall”: Why a handful of Colorado lawmakers are afraid to come to the Capitol

The Colorado legislature began allowing remote voting and participation this week after a partisan fight over whether to allow the practice.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Should letting your kid play outside be illegal?

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