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Senators push to reopen state prison in final week of the...

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...

Debate over fossil fuels or renewables imperils funding for state energy...

The money necessary to continue most of the operations of the Colorado Energy Office, which has been instrumental in promoting non-fossil fuel energy for...

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and...

Campaign’s under way to set the record straight on slavery in...

It might come as a surprise, but the Colorado legislature unanimously approved a measure in this year’s session. Yes, approved by every single member....

What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on...

At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado are meeting this week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation. And next year, that...

Cross dressing allegation hits Colorado Springs House race

  You might think campaign allegations of “cross dressing” are a transphobic anachronism in 2016. Not in Colorado Springs. According to a weekend story in...

Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts.

Conservative firebrand Charlie Duke’s lonely memorial

People should not disparage the dead. But what do lawmakers do when faced with the sticky predicament of honoring a politician with a history many want to...

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on a plan to put the prison to use.

Littwin: Who’s in charge, Mr. Cadman?

I don't know about you, but I'm old enough to remember when Democrats in the state legislature were accused of overreaching on a series...