KC Becker

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Oil rigs may draw protests, but Colorado’s pipelines could get pinched by Democratic lawmakers

Comments by Colorado House Speaker KC Becker confirm that oil and gas companies, pleased after voters killed setback rule, will be in crosshairs of Democratic majority

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WATCH: Gov.-elect Jared Polis is being sworn in as Colorado’s 43rd governor

There will be poetry, musical performances by Cyndi Lauper and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and road closures around the Colorado Capitol

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KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.

Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session

Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday

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A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado

What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved

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Environmentalists are demanding aggressive action on climate change. How far will Colorado Democrats go?

The political right in Colorado says the defeat of 2,500-foot setback measure signals the state is OK with the status quo for oil and gas

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Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.

Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.

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The new Democratic majority in Colorado needs money for their ambitious agenda. Here’s where they could find it.

Colorado voters rejected tax increases but voted into office a slate of Democratic candidates promising big, and expensive, policies

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A look at the long list of historical firsts Colorado reached with its 2018 elections

From the first transgender state representative to the first openly gay governor in the nation, there was a lot of ground broken on Nov. 6