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What’d I Miss?: The racism lobby

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.

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The oil and gas industry is again spending big to stop more regulation in Colorado. This time, it’s not working.

The American Petroleum Institute is airing a TV ad and hiring more lobbyists in its campaign against an oil and gas bill

Lawmakers take aim at disclosure loopholes in Colorado lobbying laws

The legislation addresses problems identified in a Colorado Sun analysis of the money behind influence peddling at the Capitol

Cannabis lobby gains new clout in Colorado as its spending tripled in the past five years

The marijuana industry is counting on support from Gov. Jared Polis in a key legislative year

Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.

A citizens’ guide to lawmaking and lobbying in Colorado

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

As outrage grows over the killing of a prominent journalist, a Denver law firm has been making $125,000 a month lobbying for Saudi Arabia

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck will not sever business ties with the country over its connection to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Amazon positions itself to shape policy and public perception as its Colorado presence grows

The Seattle retailer is interested in drones, data privacy and beer sales. See what else its Colorado lobbyist is tracking.