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Colorado state legislature 2018

Democrats seek paid family leave by requiring workers to buy insurance

This story was updated on May 1 after a Senate committee killed the bill.  In 2009, Kris Garcia took a week of unpaid leave from...

Lawmakers inch closer to reopening the marijuana tax spigot for transit and arts

Senate lawmakers are moving forward with a bipartisan plan to restore funding to agencies that provide services like public transportation and grant money for...

Colorado lawmakers expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

This story was updated on May 9 to indicated that the bill passed both the House and the Senate.  Fabiola Flores remembers losing her lunch...

Senate transportation proposal scores win, but rough road remains ahead

Senate Republicans have work to do if they hope to move their latest proposal to fund big-ticket projects like the widening of Interstate 25 through...

Lawmakers race to secure federal broadband money

This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect a vote by the House.  The Colorado House Wednesday passed a bill aimed at securing as much...

Donors financing state treasurer’s race change candidates amid sexual harassment investigation

As House leadership continues its investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Thornton Democrat who is running for state treasurer,...

Colorado Energy Office revamp clears first hurdle

Senate Republicans have renewed efforts to promote Colorado’s energy sector by making changes to the Colorado Energy Office, and this time, they are finding...

Colorado GOP lawmakers seek repeal of magazine ban despite New Year’s Eve mass shooting

Republican advocates of the right to bear arms with high-capacity magazines aim to legalize them again despite Colorado’s latest mass shooting. On New Year’s Eve,...

Hickenlooper delivers final State of the State address

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address on Thursday, laying out his priorities for the homestretch of his eight-year tenure...

Budget battles likely to overshadow education issues as Colorado legislature convenes

Colorado lawmakers started the day Wednesday with pledges of bipartisanship and odes to the Colorado way.  Then Republicans in the state Senate promptly sent a...