Colorado Capitol hallways have emptied, putting some dealmaking on ice

The normally bustling-with-activity basement cafeteria is draped in caution tape. The lobbies outside the House and Senate chambers, where spittle flies and influence peddlers jostle for a view of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Republicans propose changes to elections processes

A group of Republican state lawmakers has introduced a slate of bills to reshape Colorado’s gold-standard election processes, including a proposal that would require voters to request a mail ballot...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Seventh Democrat announces bid to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Rep. Donald Valdez is running to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year, becoming the seventh Democrat and the second state lawmaker to jump into the 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

In State of the State address, Polis urges lawmakers to move on economy, health

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers Wednesday to take quick action on a $1 billion-plus stimulus plan, lower taxes to jump-start the economy and rally the state after a year that saw...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers may change when police can intervene in a protest

Colorado law enforcement would be barred from breaking up a protest unless there is an imminent threat of violence or major property damage from a “significant” number of people acting in unison,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s judicial branch to be investigated for sexual harassment

Outside investigators will examine allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the state’s judicial branch, the Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday. Representatives from...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jobs, schools, health care top Colorado legislative agenda

DENVER – Colorado’s Legislature reconvened its 2021 session Tuesday facing an ambitious agenda: Short- and long-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, restoring drastic cuts to K-12...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. Jared Polis seeks a big, fast coronavirus stimulus package

As the Colorado General Assembly returned to work Tuesday, the No. 1 priority for Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers will be passing an economic stimulus package to help lift the state out...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census data for redistricting expected after maps are due

The U.S. Census Bureau is warning states that it may not provide the population data they need to redraw congressional and legislative districts until Sept. 30, more than 180 days late and after a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans: Time to trim governor’s emergency powers

In theory, Gov. Jared Polis could keep Colorado under emergency-declaration status for as long as he’s leading the state, giving himself broad powers that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to wield...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. census delays threaten to upend Colorado’s redistricting process

Delays by the U.S. Census Bureau in sharing detailed population data are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process ahead of the 2022 election, injecting uncertainty into a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado

With President Joe Biden taking office Wednesday, the new administration and a new party in power will usher in immediate changes, some of which will have a disproportionate impact on Colorado. ...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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