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Colorado state legislature 2018

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...
Inside the Colorado Capitol. (Photo by John Herrick, Colorado Independent)

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...

Colorado lawmakers reach deal on transportation funding

This story was updated on Tuesday to indicate the Senate and the House formally agreed on a transportation spending plan.  The House and Senate reached...

Colorado GOP Sen. Baumgardner was just stripped of committee positions after harassment claims

A Republican state senator in Colorado, Randy Baumgardner, has been stripped of all his summer interim committee assignments following a sustained pressure campaign by...

Open records bill no longer gives public access to completed police internal affairs investigations

Update: A previous version of this story was updated to indicate the House passed a watered-down version of the bill on Thursday, May 3.  Proposed...