Rhonda Fields

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Hickenlooper faces renewed pressure and questions about his administration’s spending in final months

The cost of the former governor’s legacy website and legal defense in ethics inquiry emerge as issues in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers

All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado gun stores still sell high-capacity magazines despite 2013 law banning them

Magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition are still being sold in Colorado. Legislators thought that they banned them, but gun store employees describe a loophole in the law.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Jared Polis boosts minority outreach. But black leaders say he hasn’t kept his campaign promises

The Colorado Black Roundtable says the Democratic governor committed to more diverse appointments and two disparity studies, neither of which have made progress

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Why Jared Polis vetoed 5 bills, and what it could mean for thousands of licensed professionals in Colorado

The Democratic governor blocked regulation of genetic counselors, sports agents and HOA managers -- moves that erode consumer protections, critics argue

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The politicians discussed everything from how to improve Colorado’s vaccination rate to their reactions to the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo

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Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists

A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession