Fines for Colorado schools with Native American mascots start in June. But no one has the power to enforce them.
About a dozen schools have been told by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to jettison mascots that appropriate American Indian imagery.
Colorado’s new state House and Senate maps drew several Democrats into Republican districts and vice versa
Lawmakers now have to decide whether to move into a more favorable district or not run for reelection in a game of political musical chairs that could have implications for years to come
How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.
In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.
Colorado farmworker rights and wages bills signed into law, along with other measures aiding immigrants
The farm labor rule was part of a raft of bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature to boost immigrant rights.
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.
Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries, publish safety plans
Senate Bill 184, the Ski Areas Safety Plans and Accident Reporting Act, would have forced Colorado resorts to be more transparent about when visitors are hurt. It died in committee on Thursday.
Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado
Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.
Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.
Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes
25 Colorado schools still had Native American mascots. This week one finally decided to make a change.
Cheyenne Mountain High School’s decision didn't come without controversy. But Black Lives Matter protests and Senate Bill 116 pushed the effort forward.
Effort to require Coloradans to report lost, stolen guns is on glidepath to governor’s desk after passing state Senate
As Senate Bill 78 heads to the House, House Bill 1106 -- a so-called “safe storage” measure -- heads to the Senate
After infighting, Colorado lawmakers revive effort to give child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers
A similar effort last year failed after proponents of the legislation couldn’t agree about whether to challenge the state constitution in the hopes of giving past victims of abuse a window to take legal action
Opinion: Treating educators with dignity and respect starts with paying them a decent wage
Colorado lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty after emotional debate
Senate Bill 100 received initial approval after a six-hour debate in the Democratic-led Colorado Senate with vocal opposition from Sen. Rhonda Fields, whose son was killed by two of the three men on the state's death row
“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive
Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.
Carman: Women under the Gold Dome are mad as hell, not going to take it anymore
Here’s how Colorado Democrats aim to close the gender pay gap, starting with more wage transparency
Businesses and women-pay advocates compromise on Equal Pay for Equal Work Act to equalize pay for Colorado women, who earn 86 cents for every $1 a man makes.
Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint
The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns
Super PAC money dominated 2018 election and Democrats controlled the cash race
Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year
Spending 5 times higher on state Senate races this year than in 2016
With eight days until ballots are counted, the tally of all general election TV advertising buys hits $52.1 million