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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

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Colorado Senate passes red flag gun bill, moving it one step from Gov. Jared Polis’ signature

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

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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

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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.