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Climate bills have drawn the most lobbying in Colorado’s 2022 legislative session

Spending continues to rise, with Xcel Energy topping list and lobbying seven of the top 10 bills

Politics and Government

Lobbying spending at the Colorado Capitol set another record. Here’s how much was spent.

Opposition to public option health care bill drove spending in fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30

Politics and Government

Opinion: Polarizing the climate debate is a good way to never achieve climate policy

‘Green New Deal or No Deal’ gets us only so far

Opinion Columns

Redistricting will reshape Colorado politics. But only 12 lobbyists have disclosed their work to influence the process.

Though only a few lobbyists have registered, multiple groups are offering their opinions on what Colorado’s congressional and legislative maps should look like

Politics and Government

Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall

Education

Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business groups, is now the top single-year Colorado lobbying client for any year since 2011 — and possibly ever

Politics and Government

Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

Politics and Government

The Colorado Capitol’s hallways are where dealmaking happens. Coronavirus has emptied them.

The most powerful people at the statehouse this year will be those with a coronavirus vaccination and a deep Rolodex. Lobbyists fear that the pandemic will only serve to intensify the power dynamics at the Colorado Capitol

Politics and Government

Son of powerful Denver lobbyist Norm Brownstein is pardoned by Trump

Drew "Bo" Brownstein pleaded guilty in 2011 to making illegal stock trades a year earlier that netted him about $2.4 million

Politics and Government

What’d I Miss?: The racism lobby

Cartoons

Coronavirus bills push lobbying to record total in Colorado. Here’s a look at the big spenders.

Legislation to require paid sick leave for workers amid the pandemic drew intense lobbying in the final weeks before session ended in June, a Colorado Sun analysis shows.

Politics and Government

“It’s an 11 on the weird scale”: Colorado legislature makes an awkward return to the Capitol

A series of health and safety protocols reshaped what lawmaking looked like in the General Assembly as lawmakers restarted the legislative session

Politics and Government

Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify

The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers will weigh in 2020 whether to ban flavored vaping products

One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues

Politics and Government

Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies

Politics and Government

Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools

These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do

Education

Gov. Polis hires firm of his former campaign spokeswoman to lobby the federal government

The Squire Patton Boggs law firm, which includes Mara Sheldon, will represent the governor’s office in Washington

Politics and Government

8 pivotal moments that defined the 2019 legislative session in Colorado

From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year

Politics and Government

Here are the most-lobbied bills in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session. The list may surprise you.

The paid family leave bill drew the most lobbying attention through March, but other hot-button bills had less money spent to track them

Politics and Government

The politically connected owner of a Glenwood Springs quarry wants a massive expansion. Residents are preparing for a fight.

Rocky Mountain Resources' connection to the powerful Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbying firm — and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former Brownstein lobbyist — have residents worried about a fair outcome with the Mid-Continent Quarry

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