Leroy Garcia

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Colorado lawmakers missed a significant number of votes in the 2019 legislative session

Being a state legislator is a part-time position, and work, family and health often lead to absences, a Sun analysis shows

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Democrat Donald Valdez, a state lawmaker, to announce bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

Valdez’ entry into the race guarantees a Democratic primary in what’s likely to be Colorado’s most competitive 2020 U.S. House race

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Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work — even though he’s term limited

The Pueblo Democrat’s 30-second spot touts legislation passed during the 2019 lawmaking term and his past as a Marine. He says it’s focused on reminding constituents of his accomplishments.

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A breakdown of the 8 issues Colorado lawmakers will study before the 2020 legislative session

The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks

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Should it be illegal for Colorado’s elected officials to block someone on social media? This lawsuit may provide a definitive answer.

State Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, blocked a constituent on Twitter and Facebook. The ACLU has sued him, hoping to set legal precedent amid a growing debate on the issue in Colorado.

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Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against bill

Sen. Faith Winter, a Westminster Democrat who was pushing for Senate Bill 188, said that she was unable to pass the measure without making changes she felt “gutted the bill”

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Colorado’s Senate president blocked a Facebook commenter. That cost taxpayers $25,000 — and he’s not the first to prompt a payout

Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, agreed as part of a settlement to not remove comments from his official Facebook page or block users in the future

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The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.

Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1177 into law on Friday, saying: "Many other states have passed similar laws. They've often seen it used in a targeted way."

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Ken Buck wins Colorado GOP chairman race and endorses recall elections for Democrats

The Colorado congressman who once declared "the Republican Party is dead" narrowly won the four-way race after a rival withdrew and endorsed him on the fourth ballot