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Democrat Leroy Garcia, Colorado Senate president, will cast “no” vote on red flag bill

House Bill 1177 is awaiting a final vote in the Colorado Senate on its march toward Gov. Jared Polis’ desk

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on reading

The proposed changes follow reports that the READ Act, which has been around since 2012, has failed to produce significant gains

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs national popular vote bill into law

Senate Bill 42 faced fierce pushback from Republicans at the Colorado Capitol

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Officials want to keep drones away from Colorado wildfires. But how do you halt something you can’t see?

Last year, there were 26 known drone incursions over wildfires in the U.S., six of which happened in Colorado

Nicolais: Will Colorado Democrats come out swinging in 2019?

How progressive the Democrats’ agenda will be may depend on how safe they believe their majorities will be over the next four years

Opinion
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New economic projections show smaller property tax cut. Colorado has oil and gas to thank (or blame).

The December economic forecasts also show a surplus that gives lawmakers more money to spend, but requires taxpayer refunds, too

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This is the expected roadmap for Democrats in the Colorado Capitol

Bills passed by Democrats in the state House and killed by Republicans in the state Senate offer a glimpse of a possible agenda -- from health care to drilling to immigration.

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Unite America wants to upend the two-party system in Colorado. Their strategy doesn’t look like it will work.

A Colorado Sun analysis shows the effort to elect independents in Colorado is struggling, and even if successful, wouldn’t shift the power dynamic much

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Sudden opposition flares toward Amendment X, the hemp measure unanimously approved by the Colorado legislature

Lawmaker who supported the ballot measure said the bill is "preemptive and proactive" to better prepare Colorado hemp industry for changes in federal law.