Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.
Some critics say what is lacking is a lead from Gov. Jared Polis
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“It feels like my back is up against a wall”: Why a handful of Colorado lawmakers are afraid to come to the CapitolBy Moe Clark Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
Colorado governor announces distribution of $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid; most of it directed to education
The money was given to Colorado through the passage of the CARES Act. Legislative leaders cautioned that the money won’t solve the state’s budget problems.
The General Assembly was originally set to resume the 2020 legislative session on May 18 after taking a months-long pause because of the new coronavirus
Coloradans in the U.S. illegally — and their citizen families — were denied coronavirus aid. Will the state step in?
Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to follow California’s lead and offer assistance regardless of citizenship status
Democrats in the Colorado legislature jostle over whether they must return to the Capitol to continue their coronavirus pause
Senate Democrats hoped to avoid returning to the General Assembly because of the public safety threat. House Democrats felt they needed to be at the Capitol in person to avoid legal troubles.
Top lawmakers at the Capitol are awaiting a Colorado Supreme Court ruling on how to proceed, but they’re also beginning to eye a special legislative session as a remedy to the coronavirus pause.
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
All pending legislation will remain in place until lawmakers return to finish the 120-day lawmaking term
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.