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.
Should it be illegal for Colorado’s elected officials to block someone on social media? This lawsuit may provide a definitive answer.By Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against billBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s Senate president blocked a Facebook commenter. That cost taxpayers $25,000 — and he’s not the first to prompt a payoutBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.By Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
House Bill 1177 cleared the chamber on an 18-17 vote, with no Republican support and Senate President Leory Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, voting “no” as expected
House Bill 1177 is awaiting a final vote in the Colorado Senate on its march toward Gov. Jared Polis’ desk
With tensions rising in the Colorado Senate, the breaking point is reached — over an attendance record
There was a defining moment in the Senate chamber Monday, when weeks of partisan politics came to a head. That led to attempts to set a better tone for the remaining weeks of the 2019 session. It’s unclear if they will work.
Colorado Senate Democrats violated state constitution with computer reading of 2,000-page bill, judge says
The ruling is unlikely to have major impacts on lawmaking at the Colorado Capitol this session, but is a political win for statehouse Republicans
Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists
A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession
Jared Polis is the nation’s first openly gay man elected governor as well as Colorado’s first Jewish governor
There will be poetry, musical performances by Cyndi Lauper and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and road closures around the Colorado Capitol
Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.
Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means
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