Leroy Garcia

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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

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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

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Jared Polis makes history as he becomes Colorado’s governor. Here’s what it means.

Jared Polis is the nation’s first openly gay man elected governor as well as Colorado’s first Jewish governor

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WATCH: Gov.-elect Jared Polis is being sworn in as Colorado’s 43rd governor

There will be poetry, musical performances by Cyndi Lauper and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and road closures around the Colorado Capitol

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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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A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado

What to know about visiting the Colorado Capitol, contacting your lawmaker and getting involved

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Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, in Democrats’ crosshairs because of sexual harassment, leaves legislature

Democrats tried to oust Randy Baumgardner, who represents northwest Colorado, from the legislature last year, but fell short

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A “red flag” bill will return in the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature. But what about other gun-control laws?

The last time Colorado Democrats controlled the Capitol they faced major blowback -- and lost their hold -- following the passage of 2013 gun laws