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Public Policy

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...

On fifth try in five years, Colorado lawmakers move to ban gay conversion therapy...

Editor's note: House lawmakers on Feb. 19 passed the bill banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors by a vote of 42-20. Two Republicans...
Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at signing of new Colorado River agreement between U.S. and Mexico on Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Trump’s next Interior secretary expected to push energy extraction in Colorado David Bernhardt, longtime...

WASHINGTON – The Colorado native poised to become the next secretary of the U.S. Interior Department could bring more energy development to the state’s...
Crestone Peak Resources, which is owned by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, drilling a seven-well site in southern Erie above a residential subdivision in 2017. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Oh Canada! How Canada’s largest pension fund is financing drilling along Colorado’s Front Range

It’s a familiar story: A deep-pocketed country develops oil fields in a heavily indebted nation with lax environmental regulations. The locals object, claiming that...