Public Policy

Guest Post: Why Proposition 110 is the only real option for Colorado

With more than $9 billion in deferred transportation infrastructure projects — and insufficient funds to complete them — Colorado is officially in a crisis. This...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...
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Amendment 73: Understanding the tax increase for education on your Colorado ballot

Colorado voters face an important education decision this November: whether to approve a major statewide tax increase for schools. This request represents the third...

Thornton councilwoman agrees not to ban or block people on her Facebook page —...

A federal court has ordered Thornton City Council member Jan Kulmann to unblock two Coloradans from her Facebook page and "refrain from blocking/banning any...

Amendment X: Why an ‘industrial hemp’ question on Colorado’s ballot is important to a...

Imagine if Colorado, a pioneer in the nation for legalized marijuana, ended up locked out of a competitive advantage if the federal government relaxes...

UPDATED | Lawsuit: Can a city councilwoman in Colorado ban constituents from commenting on...

UPDATE, Oct. 22: A federal court has ordered the councilwoman to unblock the plaintiffs from her Facebook page and "refrain from blocking/banning any individuals...
Silver Creek Elementary, in Thornton. Oil and gas operations are 350 feet away from the playground. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

Nonprofits funnel millions of dark-money dollars into Colorado politics Three groups have plowed $8.6...

Of the 2018 election cycle’s top 10 political donors, at least three are legally capable of bringing dark money into Colorado elections. Because they are...

Amendments Y and Z aim to take politics out of redistricting: Here’s how they’d...

A galaxy of power brokers from across Colorado's political spectrum is fueling two ballot measures intended to end gerrymandering in this purple state. Called Fair Maps Colorado,...

A lot of big questions are on your Colorado ballot. You may need 22...

Colorado is tied with Florida in offering up the most initiatives — 13  — on the November ballot. But unlike Florida, a voter in...