Reasonable limits on “step therapy” for the treatment of serious mental illness will help ensure patients get the help they need quickly.
Colorado is the third state to pass a consumer-data privacy bill. Now what?
That creepy feeling that someone is tracking your every move online was acknowledged this legislative session by lawmakers who overwhelmingly passed the Colorado Privacy Act. It gives residents the right to tell companies to stop collecting their data — and delete any personal data collected. As more states consider similar privacy measures and companies like […]
Colorado cities will be able to require developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects
A 20-year-old court precedent that has blocked Colorado cities and towns from forcing developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects is no more, after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Friday. “Communities are strongest when people who work in a community can live in the community, and that’s something that sadly […]
Do you know who’s tracking your online activities and storing your data? You could soon in Colorado — maybe.
After Robert Rodriguez got a COVID-19 test last year, he had to log into the testing company’s site to get his results. But to see them, he needed to verify his identity. “The questions were like, what month was your mother born, which of these four cars did you own when you were younger, what […]
Colorado businesses would be required to accept cash under measure headed to governor’s desk
Colorado businesses could be fined up to $250 if they refuse to accept cash for goods and services under a bill that cleared the state legislature on Tuesday and is headed to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. The measure from state Rep. Alex Valdez and state Sen. Robert Rodriguez, who are both Denver Democrats, would make […]
Colorado Democrats debate need for diversity in selecting their statehouse leadership
Democrats in the state legislature debated over including women and people of color in their leadership Thursday, just two days after the party affirmed its majority at Colorado Capitol. Identity politics defined a four-way race for majority leader in the House, as lawmakers made the case for certain candidates based on race, gender and geography. […]
As Colorado businesses reopen, coronavirus-related workers’ compensation claims are piling up
As restaurants reopen and people return to their offices, more than 1,400 Colorado workers have already filed compensation claims for being infected by or exposed to the novel coronavirus while on the job. The workers’ compensation system is the only way that people who fall ill due to their work can receive payment for that […]
Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applications
Just weeks ago, Majid Mohammad was released from incarceration after six years behind bars for a robbery he committed at age 17. The 24-year-old left prison with big plans to pursue a doctorate in astrophysics. But first he wanted a job, so Mohammad went to a department store seeking work while he pursued his studies. […]