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Vacancy committee elects Meg Froelich in Colorado House District 3 Froelich will fill the...

The mad shuffling of political seats in Arapahoe County is finally over. Inside the Englewood Civic Center on Monday night, a Democratic Party vacancy committee...

‘Ban the Box’ bill would make it harder for employers to discriminate against people...

In 2016 and 2017, Colorado’s legislature took up the question of whether to prohibit employers from asking job applicants up-front about their criminal records....

Jeff Bridges goes from Colorado House to Senate, Daniel Kagan blasts media on his...

Jeff Bridges will move from the Colorado House to the Senate, thanks to overwhelming support from a Democratic Party vacancy committee that selected him...

Mitchell named new director of Colorado Water Conservation Board

Rebecca “Becky” Mitchell, who currently heads up the water supply planning section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, today was named the agency’s new...

Coming to a ballot near you this November – no statewide ballot measures!

Colorado voters will get a bit of a respite this year, now that there isn’t anyone or any group planning to run a ballot...

Gov says: No special session for you!

After more than a week of speculation, Gov. John Hickenlooper today put to an end the idea that he might call lawmakers back for...

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to my...

Governor considers special session on roads, broadband

Two of the biggest state issues that weren’t settled in the 2017 legislative session may get one more shot this year. Gov. John Hickenlooper said...

State Sen. Marble slapped with ethics complaint for oil/gas event

A Colorado state senator may have run afoul of ethics laws by allowing, as alleged in an ethics complaint, an oil and gas company...

What’s on tap for the last week of the 2017 legislative session

It’s called sine die, pronounced see-NAY dee-AY. It translates loosely to “on this day and no more.” On Wednesday, the General Assembly is expected to...