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Steve Fenberg selected as next president of the Colorado Senate

Sen. Dominick Moreno, a Commerce City Democrat who sits on the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee, was selected as the chamber’s new majority leader

Politics and Government

A record number of Coloradans are pursuing conservation easements as land, water prices increase

A new law offers landowners securing tax credits worth 90% of the value of the conservation easement on their property.

Outdoors

Two wealthy Colorado Republicans running for U.S. Senate each injected more than $500,000 into their campaigns

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. 8th Congressional District candidates posted similar fundraising numbers.

Politics and Government

Some failed Colorado congressional candidates still have lots of money in their campaign accounts. Here’s why.

Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mike Johnston have more than $1 million left over. They could potentially use it for future campaigns.

Politics and Government

Democrat Kerry Donovan ends her campaign to unseat Lauren Boebert after redistricting

The decision comes after Donovan was drawn out of Boebert's 3rd Congressional District during Colorado's once-in-a-decade redistricting process

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Colorado won with new redistricting commissions

As complaints from both major parties pour in, it is clear that Colorado's new redistricting process led to the best outcome in decades

Opinion Columns

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
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