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News Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado faces $6.8 billion coronavirus hit to state budget in coming years, new forecast projects

The financial landscape is worse than Colorado lawmakers were expecting after preliminary estimates suggested an immediate budget shortfall between $2 billion and $3 billion in the next few years