Leroy Garcia

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Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.

The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.

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Joe Biden’s “inexplicable” no-show strategy makes him an outlier in Colorado’s presidential primary

The former vice president is the only Democratic candidate to not hold a public event in Colorado as other campaigns flood the state

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Sen. Pettersen makes history as one of first state lawmakers to give birth during Colorado legislative session

Davis James Silverii was born on Sunday. “He’s doing amazingly well and so is mom,” said Ian Silverii, the dad.

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Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

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Gov. Jared Polis wants to go even bigger in 2020. Here’s his State of the State address, annotated.

The Democratic governor’s speech was interrupted at the start by protesters, and other demonstrations at the Capitol led to arrests

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In Colorado House, Democrats celebrate achievements and promise more. Here’s the agenda, annotated.

House Speaker KC Becker made clear Democrats plan to continue their far-reaching effort to reshape the state that began a year ago

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Colorado’s Senate president was unusually progressive in his opening remarks. Here they are, annotated.

Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, delved into issues like socioeconomic class disparities and money in politics during his speech on the first day of the 2020 legislative session.

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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.

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Before Colorado’s legislative session starts, transportation spending sits at impasse and frustration is mounting

Republican leader Patrick Neville says the state needs to focus on roads, “not extra pogo stick lanes or bike lanes” as Democrats push back