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Public Policy

Gov. Jared Polis: Colorado shouldn’t block local cooperation with ICE After weeks of silence,...

It’s well known that Gov. Jared Polis opposes statewide “sanctuary” policies. He said so on the campaign trail and, since taking office in January,...
David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Interior Secretary, testifies during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Coloradan David Bernhardt confirmed as Trump’s Interior secretary As expected, Sens. Bennet and Gardner...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next...
Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette on March 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Diana DeGette ‘not talking’ about her 2020 primary

WASHINGTON — Diana DeGette doesn’t want to discuss her 2020 primary. Not yet, anyway. “You know, I’m not talking about that right now,” the...
Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park

House Democrats assail Trump’s ‘reckless’ plan to slash national park funding Proposal comes as...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats today berated the Trump administration for its proposal to cut funding next year at national parks across the west. At...

Colorado bill to allow teen voting fails over worries about process and legality

Colorado high school juniors and seniors won’t get to vote in school board elections, after lawmakers expressed concerns over constitutional and transparency issues. The House State,...

Guest Post: Colorado should set bold climate change goals

The Colorado General Assembly soon will consider establishing additional climate goals for our state. The bill, HB19-1261, would set goals of a 50% reduction...

Guest Post: Trump is trying to kill the legislation that saved my life

When I was healthy, I had the freedom to live anywhere in the country. And so I did. Today, my cancer diagnosis means my...
Areli Gonzales Lopez, 3, is held by her mother, Sandra Lopez, at a rally at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The rally was in support of Virginia's Law, which would limit the extent to which officials in Colorado can cooperate with ICE. (Photo by Evan Semón)

A bill to protect Colorado’s immigrants imploded. Will a second try succeed?

What would have been Colorado’s most significant immigrant rights bill in years flamed out in dramatic fashion earlier this month, causing a rift in...
demonstrator wears a Creature from the Black Lagoon mask as David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Interior Secretary, testifies during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Trump’s Interior pick plans to stop recusing himself from issues involving former clients During...

WASHINGTON - President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former...

Guest Post: David Bernhardt for interior secretary? Not so fast!

Many Coloradans are rallying around President Trump's nomination of Rifle native David Bernhardt to be the next secretary of interior. However, a closer look...