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Will Hickenlooper drag 100 lawmakers back to Denver?

  DENVER — One of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s key budget strategies for 2016 — reclassifying the state’s hospital provider fee into a standalone enterprise...

Hospital provider fee bill survives furious House challenge

  With just 13 days to go in the 2016 legislative session, the House today held its long-awaited debate on whether to reclassify a billion-dollar...

Will the Democrats’ convention be as chaotic as the GOP’s?

Democrats are hoping this weekend’s state convention won’t be anything like the chaos Republicans suffered through last Saturday. Statehouse lawmakers, including delegates, say they...

House panel advances hospital provider fee bill, Hickenlooper praises GOP support

  A Democratically controlled House panel this week advanced a bill that would reclassify Colorado's hospital provider fee into an enterprise, freeing up more money...

Hospital provider fee negotiations are in the works — or are...

  Legal wrangling over the constitutionality of reclassifying a billion-dollar hospital program to free up money in Colorado's budget might be over, but the political...

Democrats gear up to fight for a hospital provider fee bill

Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced Monday that reclassifying the state’s hospital provider fee as an enterprise meets constitutional muster, restarting conversations among lawmakers...

Supreme Court kicks TABOR lawsuit back to appeals court

The saga around a notorious provision in Colorado's state constitution continues, in what could be the most fundamental disagreement in state politics this decade. The U.S. Supreme Court punted...

Walking Dead: Doomed-to-die bills and the Colorado lawmakers breathing life into...

Each session, zombie bills lurk at the Colorado Capitol. Minimum wage increases, high-capacity-magazine-ban repeals, the Parent's Bill of Rights, the gay-conversion-therapy ban – these are just...

Statetap: Colorado GOP shares the table with ousted Log Cabin Republicans

Sharing Space The Colorado GOP is making room at its table at the Western Conservative Summit for the Log Cabin Republicans after conference organizers disinvited...

Last-ditch fracking legislative push doomed from the start

State lawmakers here working feverishly in the last days of the legislative session failed to come up with a bill that could ease the high tensions building for years around boom-time drilling and fracking in Colorado, tensions that were never likely to be eased at the capitol.