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Super PAC money flooding into Colorado state races

Political super PAC committees already have raised nearly $22 million to pump into the battle over control of the governor’s mansion and state legislature...

Colorado campaign finance loophole allows dark money flyers

Voters in two key state Senate districts recently received flyers praising GOP Sens. Beth Martinez Humenik and Tim Neville for their work in the state...

Lawmakers reconsider Gold Dome’s sexual harassment policy after session fraught with allegations

On a hot Monday morning this week, Colorado lawmakers returned to a mostly empty committee room at the state Capitol to try to bring...

Tuesday’s primaries brought some good news for Colorado progressives. Just not as much as...

As of Wednesday morning, for the first time in her adult life, Vanessa Quintana is no longer a Democrat. The 27-year-old Denver activist registered as...

Lawmakers selected to tackle workplace harassment policy in wake of session marked by sexual...

A lawmaker whose sexual harassment complaint led to the historic expulsion of a fellow Democrat from the House of Representatives will serve on a...

What Colorado lawmakers did for and to schools in 2018

The Colorado General Assembly’s 2018 session ended with a down-to-the-wire compromise on pension reform that left some teachers feeling bruised, but Gov. John Hickenlooper...

A 2018 legislative session marked by financial challenges amid revenue surplus, sexual harassment scandals

It was a sprint finish to the 2018 legislative session; as lawmakers on the House floor played jeopardy and tossed yo-yos, others were pacing...
Older vertical wells 200 feet from homes next to Silver Creek Elementary School in Thornton, Colorado. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Guest Post: An open letter to Colorado lawmakers

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to...

The balance of power in the Colorado state legislature is up for grabs, and...

The Colorado Senate GOP tweeted a photo on Wednesday that shows Senator Beth Martinez Humenik wearing boxing gloves and blasting the Democrats’ preliminary transportation...

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline,...