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Kyle Mullica

Kyle Mullica
Kyle Mullica

Threatening an elected official in Colorado may soon land you in prison as lawmakers push to protect public workers

Elected officials and their families have faced death threats and harassment. Senate Bill 64 would create a specific crime of threatening an elected official in Colorado.

Politics and Government

Republicans battle for 10 hours against effort to require Coloradans to store guns in safes, with trigger locks

Twelve states have laws requiring safe storage of firearms. The one proposed for Colorado is pitched as a way to reduce suicide rates among teens and deflected as "denied defense."

Politics and Government

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.

Coronavirus

Opinion: To save the lives of children and families, Colorado needs safe gun storage

Children are facing significant mental health effects due to social isolation and they are spending more time at home, with more time to explore and potentially find unsecured firearms.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Democrats will pursue mandatory waiting period for gun buyers, safe-storage measure in 2021

The legislation is modeled after policies passed in other states, but it's sure to draw Republican objections

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmaker who also works as ER nurse gets coronavirus vaccine, hopes to show others it’s safe

State Rep Kyle Mullica, a Northglenn Democrat who has worked on vaccine legislation in the past, isn’t ruling out another bill around the coronavirus inoculation

Coronavirus

Mullica: We need immunity for COVID-19, not for corporate responsibility

Opinion Columns

Mullica: Gov. Polis, Colorado needs a statewide mask order

Opinion Columns

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 Democrats hand opponents of vaccine bill opportunity to repeal measure at ballot box

Opponents of Senate Bill 163, should it pass as expected, would have until September 12 to collect more than 124,000 signatures to block the legislation from going into effect and force a vote in 2022 on whether to repeal the measure

Politics and Government

Republicans stopped Colorado’s vaccine bill last year with delay tactics. Will they work again?

GOP lawmakers in the Colorado House launched an effort Friday to protest, and potentially even prevent, the measure’s passage. Democrats are signaling they will hold fast on a rule designed to boost vaccination rates.

Politics and Government

A lawmaker returns to frontlines of the coronavirus fight as an ER nurse: “You can see a tsunami coming”

State Rep. Kyle Mullica, an ER nurse, recorded an audio diary from a day treating potential COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Denver

Politics and Government

Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store their weapons could face jail time under new bill

One of the measures would make it a Class 2 misdemeanor for someone who fails to properly secure their firearms in homes with children. A companion bill would mandate gun owners report lost or stolen guns to police.

Politics and Government

Where’s the line between political speech and credible threats? A Colorado bill is asking the question.

A bipartisan measure to make it a felony to threaten or harass an elected official is running into stiff resistance at the Capitol

Politics and Government

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

Polis doubles down on education, outreach in vaccination fight as Colorado rates continue to worsen

New statistics released Thursday show that Colorado's vaccination rates for kindergarteners have worsened for some key immunizations. Critics say Polis' efforts don't go far enough.

Health

Opinion: Colorado vaccination bill would have set a dangerous and discriminatory precedent

Opinion Columns

Colorado may make it tougher to get vaccine exemptions, but abandons “really aggressive option”

Gov. Jared Polis opposed the initial effort, but now says his administration will focus on improving the state’s low immunization rate

Politics and Government

A push to fix Colorado’s lowest-in-the-nation vaccine rates has an unexpected critic: Jared Polis

A state lawmaker wants to eliminate the personal-belief exemption for immunizations as threat of an outbreak looms.

Politics and Government