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Kevin Priola
Kevin Priola

Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Recycling has been seen as a personal responsibility, but more initiatives around the state are looking at making structural, systemic change.

Environment

Millions more for Colorado K-12 schools? Lawmakers seek court opinion first.

Current Colorado lawmakers want to slowly increase local school district property taxes without a vote. They say it doesn't violate the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights because a generation ago voters agreed to higher rates and state officials improperly lowered them.

Education

Colorado’s old license-plate style — remember the green mountains? — may actually make a comeback in 2022

The retro plates would be available for an upcharge under Senate Bill 69, which would also require Coloradans to get new plates when they buy a new car

Transportation

It will take $130M to get more EVs on Colorado roads. Xcel wants its customers to cover the cost.

Consumer advocates and the PUC staff are troubled by how much influence Xcel Energy had in developing a $30 million rebate program funded by electric customers

Environment

Colorado lawmakers demand counties comply with coronavirus restrictions to access relief money

A bill offering $37 million in direct aid to needy businesses would cut out places -- like Weld County -- that refuse to adhere to state COVID-19 mandates

Politics and Government

Democrats hold their majorities at Colorado Capitol but GOP blunts a second blue wave

The next legislative session will look different, and the conversation is sure to focus on addressing the economic fallout from coronavirus

Politics and Government

How high will the blue wave crest in Colorado? Democrats are predicting big wins once again.

The 3rd Congressional District and a handful of state legislative races will offer clues about the state’s partisan direction after the 2020 election

Politics and Government

Why Colorado Democrats are trying to unseat the most bipartisan Republican in the legislature

Kevin Priola’s seat in Adams County is a top target for Democrats this year as the party tries to expand their majority in the Colorado Senate

Politics and Government

Democrats dominate campaign fundraising and spend big to build majority in the Colorado legislature

A Republican leadership rift is hurting fundraising and one lawmaker blames a “serious strategic error” for some of the troubles

Politics and Government

Opinion: Time for Colorado utilities to step on accelerator for electric vehicles

Opinion Columns

The coronavirus campaign shows partisan split in Colorado, as top candidates mostly keep out of view

President Donald Trump’s campaign is canvassing for voter support while former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign opts out

Politics and Government

Democrats poised to hold power in the Colorado Senate as Republicans put on the defensive

Republicans face shifting demographics and an unpopular incumbent president in Donald Trump who could drag the GOP ticket down

Politics and Government

The effort to ban flavored vaping products, menthol cigarettes in Colorado now has a big asterisk

Menthol cigarettes, which would have been banned under the original legislation, account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado. Outlawing them would have been an enormous tax revenue hit

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty after emotional debate

Senate Bill 100 received initial approval after a six-hour debate in the Democratic-led Colorado Senate with vocal opposition from Sen. Rhonda Fields, whose son was killed by two of the three men on the state's death row

Crime and Courts

Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

Education

If Congress doesn’t raise the tobacco-purchasing age to 21, Colorado lawmakers next year will try to

A pair of Democrats have already been working on legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state, which is currently 18 years old

Politics and Government

Going green again: Colorado’s license plates could soon revert to their old color scheme

The Colorado legislature is poised to vote next year on whether to return license plates to green mountains with a white background -- a nostalgic look

Transportation

Colorado is bad at recycling, so lawmakers spent months looking for solutions. Here’s what they proposed.

Two draft proposals that advanced through an interim committee called more study before lawmakers take action

Politics and Government

GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.

A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time

Sun Investigation

The 2019 legislative session in Colorado explained in 5 graphics

An analysis of votes in the House and Senate shows Republicans split and Democrats in alliance on the 460 bills passed this year

Politics and Government
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