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Public Policy

As Denver teachers turn out to vote on strike, superintendent defends ‘compelling’ district offer

Denver teachers — some fighting back tears, others filled with energy and purpose — streamed into a rented Baptist church Saturday to cast a high-stakes vote...

Talks collapse, Denver teachers to vote on strike Vote takes place Saturday and Tuesday

The Denver teachers union will hold a vote on whether to strike after months of negotiations over pay ended in deadlock. The bargaining team of...

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold takes aim at ‘massive secret political spending’ With...

Those seeking to limit the influence of money in Colorado politics can only do so much. Reformers would love to limit campaign expenditures, for example,...

Guest Post: The Colorado Education Paradox 'Imagine if Colorado’s support for education matched its...

As a high school guidance counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA), I have seen up close and personal the promise of...

What Jared Polis asked for (and left out) in his $33.7B budget request Full-day...

Jared Polis campaigned on bringing universal, full-day kindergarten to Colorado. Two days after being sworn in as governor, he said in his State of...

Supreme Court, in blockbuster Martinez ruling, shields oil and gas drillers from stricter public...

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower-court decision that sought to reshape the way oil and gas drilling permits are issued in...
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Guest Post: Why TABOR means we can have nice things

Taxpayer Bill of Rights. TABOR. A legislative victory for the libertarian state of Colorado. But perhaps one of the most hated bills by progressives...

Amid a growing opioid epidemic, lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails...

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cell phone....
Colorado residents unable to prove they are in the U.S. lawfully have been able to apply for special driver's licenses for almost five years. Appointments, already backfilled for months, may become harder to get this year. (Image of driver's license courtesy of Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles)

Colorado’s backlogged immigrant driver’s license program faces further cuts. Two Republican lawmakers want to...

In November, a Colorado Springs woman positioned herself at her computer, pulled up the state Division of Motor Vehicles site and waited. The first...

Lawmakers eye drug sentencing reforms to ease projected prison population growth People with controlled...

The department that oversees Colorado’s prisons is again asking the state legislature to open Centennial South, a shuttered prison in Cañon City. Corrections officials...