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
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.
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
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.
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.
Colorado governor defends prison system, accuses ACLU of using coronavirus to push its agenda
“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons
“It’s an 11 on the weird scale”: Colorado legislature makes an awkward return to the Capitol
A series of health and safety protocols reshaped what lawmaking looked like in the General Assembly as lawmakers restarted the legislative session