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Opinion: We’re county commissioners who support the collective-bargaining bill for county workers

SB 230 works for county governments and our valued employees. Our counties are stronger when everyone's voice is included.

Opinion Columns

Is calling Denver a “toilet bowl” a winning message for Colorado Republicans in 2022?

Denver and its surrounding counties, including Boulder, are Colorado’s population center. As such, they are home to most of the state’s House and Senate districts.

Politics and Government

Zornio: It’s time to repeal Colorado’s ban on using public funds for abortion

Colorado women have a right to choose an abortion, but many lack the means to pay for one. Will Jared Polis address this contradiction?

Opinion Columns

Littwin: One million Americans have died from COVID. How did we allow that to happen?

Experts are predicting a rapid rise in cases in the fall or winter. Meanwhile, Congress has stalled on a $10 billion bill to help ensure we have the tools to fight the next surge.

Opinion Columns

Colorado will soon have an office dedicated to helping investigate cases of murdered, missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jared Polis said he will sign Senate Bill 150 into law after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers, tribal representatives

Politics and Government

5 ways the Colorado legislature just affected your wallet — in a good way

Your property taxes won’t rise as much as they were supposed to and Coloradans will temporarily avoid a $2 increase in the cost to get or renew a driver’s license

Politics and Government

Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado

Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Safe eye surgery requires more than a Golden Ticket

Optometrists aren’t eye surgeons. Yet Colorado lawmakers have printed up a new law that allows them to do surgery, with minimal training

Opinion Columns

100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about

The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.

Politics and Government

Here’s what’s in the Colorado fentanyl “accountability and prevention” bill just signed into law

House Bill 1326 was one of the most contentious measures debated at the Colorado Capitol this year.

Politics and Government

Democrats abandon their pursuit of wildfire building code as Colorado’s 2022 legislative session ends

There are already dozens of pending bills being held up by Republican stall tactics on the last day of session.

Politics and Government

Colorado schools with “Thunderbird” mascot set to get one-year reprieve from $25,000 monthly fines

About 24 schools were supposed to get rid of derogatory mascots by June 2022. But any other schools told to jettison mascots will have one year to come into compliance.

Education

Colorado’s high-stakes property tax battle ends dramatically as opposing sides agree to embrace $700M reduction

The legislature will move forward with Senate Bill 238, which would reduce projected property tax increases by $700 million over the next two years, as is

Politics and Government

Property tax arms race involving Colorado power players grips Capitol as fragile deal starts to deteriorate

Billions of dollars in funding for schools and local governments are hanging in the balance. Those involved in the negotiations have likened the situation to a high-stakes game of chicken.

Politics and Government

When will COVID vaccines be approved for young Colorado kids? Here’s what we know.

Gov. Jared Polis has pressed the federal government to speed up the approval timeline

Coronavirus

Colorado is about to spend $28 million to fund free summer bus and train trips. It remains unclear if riders will flock.

The idea is to get Coloradans used to riding transit in the hope they will form a habit. But it’s unclear whether people will take advantage of the offer — let alone come back when they have to pay.

Transportation

More abortion patients, more money, more volunteers in Colorado if Roe v. Wade is struck down

Both sides predict more intensity in Colorado if states in the South and Midwest outlaw abortion

Politics and Government

Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic incumbents for attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer continue to outraise rivals

Politics and Government

Colorado governor, lawmakers unveil plan to slash property taxes by $700M to head off business group’s ballot measure

The relief would last two years. Gov. Jared Polis said his plan is to use that time to find a longer-term solution to Coloradans’ rising property tax bills

Politics and Government

Democrats avoid Jared Polis in quest to ensure Coloradans get the full picture on income tax changes

Senate Bill 222 would refer a measure to the November ballot that would require that voters get more up-front information on how income tax initiatives would affect them

Politics and Government
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