Colorado lawmakers focus on essential workers amid coronavirus, push to make paid sick leave a right for all
Much like the debate on broader paid family leave earlier this session, Colorado business owners and organizations are opposed to new mandates
Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirusBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisiveBy Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Hickenlooper faces renewed pressure and questions about his administration’s spending in final monthsBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver
WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session
The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.
Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?
The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation
Lawmakers are nailing down the first draft of the 25-year-old formula’s proposed makeover, but the push for change is far from complete
Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close the racial education gap.
Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula
The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.
Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.
If Colorado wants to stop the next school shooting, the state needs to get on the same page, lawmakers say
State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, chair of special school-safety committee, sees holes in the current system and wants the state to play a larger role