Youth mental health was front and center in Colorado’s legislative session. But the work is only a “down payment.”
Lawmakers set aside at least $30 million specifically for youth mental health, an amount that increased in the 11th hour of the lawmaking term after Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency
Nicolais: Colorado lawmakers should channel Ronald Reagan — don’t build that fence
The property damage concerns at the heart of a proposal to build a fence around the state Capitol pale in comparison to the damage building it will do
Nicolais: Principle and compromise – the time has come for Colorado Republicans
Colorado Republicans in the minority at the legislature could be more than just an opposition. They can chart a path forward.
Voices of Colorado youth, amplified by activism and opportunity, find receptive ears with lawmakers
Prodded by a contagious concern for their future, students engage with the legislative process -- and increasingly find their ideas reflected in results
Nicolais: Colorado’s special session delivered just in time for the holiday season
The legislature came through with stop-gap solutions desperately needed across the state
Mullica: We need immunity for COVID-19, not for corporate responsibility
Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado’s first Muslim lawmaker
The Colorado native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants could make history in an Aurora-area district that heavily favors Democrats in the 2020 election
As advocates tout preschool benefits, Colorado voters face question about funding it with tobacco tax hike
Proposition EE funds a universal preschool program by 2023, but critics suggest there’s no guarantee lawmakers will spend the money as designed
Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?
Critics of the ballot measure point to huge government bureaucracies and mandated “taxes” in other states, but supporters say every program is solvent, successful.
Marlboro’s owners negotiated Colorado’s proposed tobacco tax hike — and it could help them dominate the cigarette market
The ballot question, if approved by voters in November, would require a pack of cigarettes to be sold for no less than $7 starting in January. That could effectively hand more market share to Altria.
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
Coronavirus bills push lobbying to record total in Colorado. Here’s a look at the big spenders.
Legislation to require paid sick leave for workers amid the pandemic drew intense lobbying in the final weeks before session ended in June, a Colorado Sun analysis shows.
Opinion: We can heal the coronavirus’ economic wounds with Initiative 271
Colorado Capitol cleanup begins, is expected to cost more than $1 million and last until winter
Crews began washing away the graffiti on the building over the weekend
Opinion: Now’s the time for Colorado to act boldly and cut air pollution
Graduation rates could suffer after lawmakers cut a program to help Colorado kids entering high school
The Ninth Grade Success Grant program has been critical in helping schools hire staff to assist freshmen and track their academic progress
Air quality improved slightly during the stay-at-home order. But Colorado still has a serious pollution problem.
Officials have until June 2021 to meet a ground-level ozone compliance deadline set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.