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Hickenlooper vetoes bill to limit public access to child autopsy reports, citing “societal benefits”...

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a proposed law Friday that would have limited public access to child autopsy reports in an effort to protect the...

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...

In waning hours of session, state lawmakers reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission

After what was shaping up to be a partisan stalemate, lawmakers came to an agreement to reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission in...

Colorado lawmakers approve a “painful solution” to unfunded public employee pension plan

When Colorado teachers rallied outside the state Capitol in April, they were asking lawmakers to ensure they have a stable retirement pension, among other...

Data privacy concerns quietly sink remote notary bill in last days of the legislative...

A proposed law that would allow Colorado companies to notarize documents online seemed like a done deal; the bill passed the Senate with near-unanimous...

Lawmakers vote to close child autopsy reports, put burden on the public to seek...

Colorado lawmakers are poised to close public access to autopsy reports on minors, bowing to a request from county coroners who say disclosure of...

Proposed “red flag” law introduced with bipartisan support but dies in Senate along party...

This story was updated on May 8 to indicate that the bill died in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.  State lawmakers introduced...