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Colorado governor says his $1.3 billion stimulus plan would create up to 15,000 jobs, but questions abound

Lawmakers are open to a stimulus, though skeptical because the economic package amounts to deficit spending. Gov. Jared Polis says it's worth the investment.

5 new insights into Gov. Jared Polis’ coronavirus response and how COVID-19 is affecting Colorado

The Polis administration was called before state lawmakers on Tuesday to talk about its spending and policy decisions around the pandemic

Colorado, like other states, trims health programs amid health crisis

Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending.

Colorado offers $4.1 million to cities that use pavement for people, not cars, as part of coronavirus recovery

The new “Can Do Colorado” initiative offers grants for communities that expand dining, shopping and pedestrian access into common areas, including streets and parking lots

Colorado activated the National Guard to help with coronavirus. The lowest rank makes just $1.67 an hour.

The Colorado legislature approved a bill to increase pay, but Gov. Jared Polis has not yet signed the measure and it won’t take effect immediately

10 days, no answer: How one Colorado man’s story exemplifies the state’s struggle with coronavirus testing

Colorado has run more tests than most other states, but long waits for results have become the norm for many people

A special committee advises the governor on how to respond to an epidemic. They’ve never faced a test like this.

At its first formal meeting since the coronavirus epidemic hit Colorado, the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee debated how far the state should go to stop the disease.

Colorado’s public health insurance option puts a bull’s-eye on hospital profits. But some rural facilities could make more.

The state’s proposed payment formula gives high priority to independent and critical access hospitals, though some who would benefit question what the consequences will be

Here are 5 answers about Colorado’s response to coronavirus. We want to hear what other questions you have.

The state is ramping up testing and standing up its emergency operations center, but it’s not going as far as some other states yet.

Polis wants communities to negotiate directly with hospitals. But, in Durango, a major hospital system just said no.

Centura Health, which operates Durango’s Mercy Regional Medical Center, says it will not work with the new Southwest Health Alliance

Groups tied to hospitals, insurance companies launch pricey ad blitz against Colorado public option

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future and Colorado’s Health Care Future spent $121,000 on television and digital ads against the proposal, which will be debated in the upcoming legislative session

4 numbers that explain the $165 million funding controversy around Gov. Polis’ reinsurance program

As legislative budget writers raise questions about the program’s cost, supporters defend it as bringing meaningful benefits to Coloradans

How do Coloradans want the state’s health care system to work? It depends on how you ask.

Two new polls offer a look at the public’s sometimes contradictory opinions on health care reform, where more details are not always a good thing

Colorado’s new reinsurance program has a TABOR problem. Lawmakers fear that could cause “cascading” impacts across the budget.

As Polis requests more money, a legislative analysis found the health insurance program could have an additional $165 million budgetary hit

Potential for short-term health impacts from Colorado oil and gas drilling leads to calls for temporary halt in permits

A new study commissioned by the state health agency and released Thursday shows worst-case scenarios for adverse effects

EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

A dozen states -- including Colorado -- and the District of Columbia also follow California's fuel economy standards

Opinion: Let’s not get left behind when it comes to clean cars, Colorado

Now is the wrong moment to hit the brakes on electric vehicles

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor opportunity: Open state lands to public access

Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predicts

Local school officials anticipate near-universal attendance, but state lawmakers only set aside full-day K funding for 85% attendance.

From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business

“I would like us to really focus on the small to medium-sized businesses that are already here,” says the former U.S. Rep. who was lured to northern Colorado by the lifestyle and is now head of the state's economic development office.

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