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ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in...

Szabo, Ytterberg among names floated for GOP nod for CD7

From left to right, top row: Szabo, Ytterberg, Kerr; bottom row: Sias, Pettersen, Moreno   With Wednesday’s entrance of state Sen. Andy Kerr of Lakewood into the...

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s...

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and...

Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 5, 2016 The bill to require high school students to pass a civics test to...

Republicans killed this parental leave bill two years in a row

The first time Nicholas Rodriguez found himself in trouble at school, his mom Nicole was just down the hall working as a food service...

Senate Republicans bury windfall $20M per year for Denver public schools

Denver public schools Wednesday afternoon lost $20 million a year that would have funneled directly into classrooms. The windfall would have come without lawmakers passing...

Republicans lick chops at prospect of state Senate control

With a one-seat Democratic majority in Colorado’s State Senate (18-17) and at least seven races in play, the calculus for dominance in the legislature’s...

Frustrated with board, JeffCo teachers look to state legislature

  Counties like Douglas and Jefferson in suburban Denver have become political flash points in local and state politics as conservative boards of education duel...

Conservative group targets Colorado Dems with new Obamacare ads

The group's latest ads focus on Obamacare in leveling attacks at Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Udall and three Democrats running for the state Senate.

JeffCo GOP sets stage for state Senate primary

Jefferson County Republicans set up two potentially nasty state Senate primary races Saturday.