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Where are they now? A progress report on Colorado education bills

Colorado’s General Assembly is just about at the halfway mark, but most major education legislation is still under consideration. And the biggest issue – how...

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan...

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s...

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no...

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many...

Anti-rolling coal bill on its way to governor

Cyclists, pedestrians and outdoor dining enthusiasts, breathe easier! A bill to stamp out the practice of “rolling coal,” when a driver of a diesel...

Major transportation bill dies in Senate committee, lacking Republican support

With just two weeks to go in the 2017 session, Republicans last night defeated a bill that would have gone to voters to ask...

Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always...

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian...

Legislative session erupts into shouts and accusations over negotiations on major...

Updated to add response from Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran and House Majority Leader KC Becker. The state Capitol erupted Tuesday morning into a...

State lawmakers hope more affordable condos are in Colorado’s future with...

Update: The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to send the bill to the full House for debate. House lawmakers...

Anti-abortion bill killed in GOP-controlled Senate

It’s not a good day when you’re a conservative Republican and can’t even get your anti-abortion bill out of the Republican-controlled Senate. But that’s what...