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8 takeaways from Colorado’s new congressional map

The proposal still needs to be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court, but we took a look at how it would affect the state’s political makeup

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats’ health care bill seeks to reduce insurance premiums. No one is sure exactly how.

House Bill 1232 narrowly passed out of a committee in the state Senate on Wednesday

Health

Effort to force Colorado to cut greenhouse emissions faster exposes exasperation with Polis administration

“I am highly frustrated where we are now,” Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, said.

Environment

What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

Politics and Government

Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat whose race is crucial to his party’s majority in the Senate, hauled in $1.2 million

Politics and Government

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.

Environment

Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.

The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the measure would do

Health

Gregg Smith ends his bid to unseat Republican Lauren Boebert

The Democrat’s campaign lasted only about six weeks, but he feels there are qualified progressive candidates who can win in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Politics and Government

Nonprofit launches $1 million TV ad buy against Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option proposal

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, whose members include hospitals and private insurance companies, spent nearly $5 million in 2020 to attack a similar measure abandoned after coronavirus struck

Politics and Government

State Rep. Donald Valdez becomes latest Democrat to announce bid to unseat Lauren Boebert

The La Jara lawmaker is one of seven Democrats running to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Congress

Politics and Government

Colorado restricts where Medicaid patients can get an abortion. Democrats want to end that.

Only individuals who experience rape, incest or a life-threatening pregnancy can get an abortion covered by Medicaid. But even then the list of facilities that can provide them is limited.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Is Kerry Donovan the right candidate against Lauren Boebert, but in the wrong year?

Sen. Donovan’s decision to challenge Lauren Boebert in the 3rd Congressional District may come a year too late

Opinion Columns

Meet Gregg Smith, the Blackwater-connected Democrat new to Colorado and running to unseat Lauren Boebert

Smith says he was moved to run for Congress by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He faces an uphill battle in a congressional district that values known quantities

Politics and Government

Democrat Kerry Donovan launches campaign to unseat Lauren Boebert

The state senator from Vail had been considering a bid in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

Politics and Government

Two big-name Colorado Democrats are already exploring 2022 bids to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail and state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon say they are in discussions to launch a campaign to oust the Republican next year

Politics and Government

Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

Environment

Want to understand the state of U.S. politics? Look no further than Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District primaries

The Democratic and Republican contests mirror the parties’ national split, and the outcome could provide more insight into the politics of Pueblo and the Western Slope

Politics and Government

Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

Politics and Government

Colorado could stop tourism marketing as budget writers look to slash $3 billion in spending

Tourism leaders worry about the massive economic impact of Colorado disappearing from the public eye as the Joint Budget Committee ponders the idea of the state marketing itself

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