This year, Republicans accused the Democratic majority at the state Capitol of political overreach, stalled contentious legislation for hours and called for recall elections. But the rancor belies the fact that at least one Republican lawmaker supported all but 19 of the 460 bills approved, meaning 96% won bipartisan support. The broad agreement is not […]
How do Republicans stay relevant in the Colorado legislature? It depends who you ask.
It’s been four years since Republicans have been at such a political disadvantage at the Colorado Capitol, struggling for relevance against a majority so deep there are more Democrats in the House than GOP lawmakers in the entire legislature. And the party is split on how to regain traction. “Republicans are in an unbelievable pickle,” […]
The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session
The new Democratic majority at the state Capitol is poised to make significant policy shifts in Colorado after four years of stalemate in a divided General Assembly. The party’s complete grip on the levers of power will move different issues to the forefront and put Republicans — who had held the state Senate since 2015 […]
A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado
Lawmakers huddling at their desks. Lobbyists crowding the chamber doors. Legislative staffers scurrying through the hallways. The Colorado Capitol can appear to be an intimidating place. But it’s not — once you know how it works. Here we offer the details on what you need to know to get your voice heard in the Colorado […]