Climate bills have drawn the most lobbying in Colorado’s 2022 legislative session
Spending continues to rise, with Xcel Energy topping list and lobbying seven of the top 10 bills
Some Colorado lawmakers want ski resorts to report injuries and fatalities
Following health department statistics showing as many as 55 skiers a day are treated in emergency rooms, Senate Bill 184 would require resorts to publish safety plans and injury statistics
Colorado’s hair discrimination law — the CROWN Act — goes into effect
The Colorado law also redefines the characteristics of discrimination to include “hairtexture, hairtype, or a protective hairstyle that is commonly or historically associated with race."
Colorado’s red flag gun law was used 73 times in its first 7 months. Here’s how the rollout has gone.
Denver County saw the highest number of red flag cases at 25. El Paso and Jefferson counties were tied for second with eight cases each.
Colorado’s 2015 law changing how officer-involved shootings are reviewed still lets police agencies investigate themselves
State lawmakers and prosecutors are vowing to push for and support changes after questions from The Colorado Sun about the measure
Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus
The Boulder County Democrat says it’s time to “go big and be bold” with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps.
Effort to boost Colorado’s vaccination rates heads to governor’s desk after deal
Senate BIll 163 won final approval in the Colorado Senate and House on Saturday after days of fierce debate at the Capitol and opposition from Republicans
Colorado’s coronavirus lawmaking term was supposed to be subdued. But it’s just as wild as ever.
A spate of controversial bills, from tax increases to vaccines, have made the final days frenetic and frustrating to the GOP and business groups.
Cory Gardner introduces bill adding 40,038 acres of wilderness to Rio Grande National Forest
The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act marks Gardner's first-ever wilderness bill for Colorado and would add more than 40,000 acres of wilderness in the San Luis Valley
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
Auto dealers, electric-vehicle startups reach compromise to allow Colorado direct-to-consumer sales
Senate Bill 167 would clarify which automakers are allowed to sell electric vehicles without a dealership, after Tesla found a loophole
Opinion: Parenting is tough enough. Here’s a way to help Colorado families get ahead.
Opinion: Forced arbitration helps big companies but hurts Coloradans. Let’s even the playing field.
Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.
The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today
Child sex abuse survivors victimized decades ago won’t be able to sue despite Colorado effort to end statute of limitations
House BIll 1296’s sponsors said they didn’t think they could pass a measure if it was retroactive
Republican anti-LGBTQ bills at the Colorado Capitol test: Where does the party stand?
A number of GOP members of the statehouse declined to talk about the measures. Several who did said they disagree with the slate of legislation.
A Colorado lawmaker brought a short-term rental bill he never intended to pass. It created an uproar.
Dozens of lobbyists and lobbying firms are working on the bill, the short-term rental industry is urging people to flood the Colorado Capitol, and affordable housing advocates and local governments are celebrating
A partisan lawsuit is looming over Colorado’s 2020 legislative session — and getting costly for taxpayers
Republicans in the state Senate last year sued Democrats when they used several computers to speed-read legislation GOP lawmakers wanted to be read at length. The legal action remains ongoing.
Colorado poised to revisit murder law that can send people to prison for life — even when they didn’t kill anyone
A Democratic state senator wants to change the penalties for violating Colorado’s felony murder law to take life in prison without the possibility of parole off the table