Rachel Zenzinger

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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”

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Teachers living in campers: How rural Colorado districts are coping with growing teacher shortage

High turnover, pay below cost-of-living has rural districts hiring from restaurants, coaxing retirees back into the classroom and scouting overseas to fill positions

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The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.

One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.

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Democrats want more disclosure of campaign advertising, but dark money remains an issue

Colorado is one of only 10 states that don’t require all campaign ads to identify the sponsor

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means