Colorado state legislature 2018

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...

Senators push to reopen state prison in final week of the session, bucking correctional...

Update: The House Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 along party lines to kill the bill on Tuesday.  A last-ditch effort to open a controversial high-security prison...

House Democrats plan to nix bonding measure from Senate’s transportation bill

House Democrats rejected a Republican-backed plan to use bonding to help pay for the state's ailing transportation infrastructure when they announced a funding proposal...

Democrats debut pension reform plan sparing workers from contribution increases

This story was updated on May 1 to include a vote from the House.  Teachers and state workers would be off the hook for propping...

Colorado Civil Rights Commission bill clears Senate with bipartisan support, but House Democrats say...

A bipartisan compromise on the future of the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission – one of the most politically fraught bills of this legislative...