Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

A record 504 bills introduced in the Colorado legislature became law this year, and 94% of them had at least one Republican vote. And half of the 39 Republicans in the state House and Senate voted for 58% of those bills, according to a Colorado Sun analysis.  That’s despite a third year of Democratic rule […]

Posted inHousing, News, Politics and Government

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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: A notable example of how our justice system suffers from underfunding. And it’s victims who suffer the most.

The country watched with bated breath the entirety of last month’s trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, which provided a much-needed spotlight on the functioning of the criminal justice system in this country.  Every agonizing aspect of a criminal trial was on full display for the world to watch. […]

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Opinion: Colorado leaders must enact lasting reform to prevent evictions and promote an equitable recovery

Many Coloradans who are still struggling to make ends meet due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were relieved when the latest $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package was signed. Individual stimulus checks, however small, will help to keep a roof overhead, and millions of federal dollars in rental assistance will keep landlords solvent and […]