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Capitol report: Recapping major bills of the 2019 legislative session

With power in both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Democrats this year led lawmakers into some sweeping changes, as well as hard-fought battles that left the party short of … more

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

State Senator pleased with work on Colorado’s budget

As I have worked on the Joint Budget Committee in the Colorado State Legislature these last several months, I have seen the best of what our deliberative body can and should aspire to be. When I … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

State lawmakers consider ending death penalty

Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature are rushing to act on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, holding a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, just two days after … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

Bill would crack down on vaping in indoor public places

In the latest statewide effort to combat the use of e-cigarettes among teens, Colorado legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit the activity in indoor public places and workplaces. The … more

'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Bill would simplify Colorado’s confusing sales tax rules

In 2013, the Council on State Taxation rated Colorado as the fourth worst state in the country with a grade of “D.” According to a 2018 analysis by the Council, the score has not improved and … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Zenzinger, Titone give legislative preview

With the legislative session underway, Democrats Senator Rachel Zenzinger and newly elected Representative Brianna Titone gave their constituents a way to get to know how it works and what bills to … more

Out of power, GOP aims to be 'conscience' at Capitol

The defiantly conservative voice of state Rep. Patrick Neville hit some resigned notes the day before the state Legislature convened, with the Republican House leader from Castle Rock and a Senate … more
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