Pete Lee

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Colorado state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen are now formally being targeted by recall elections

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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”

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint

The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns