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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...

Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets...

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an...

Rural schools still fighting against 11th hour budget cuts

Rural schools slammed by a decline in mining revenue won a reprieve late Thursday night from budget cuts that would lead to layoffs. But...

School funding bill off to rocky start after complaints of “ambush”

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on March 28, 2016 Everybody likes the fact that the proposed 2016-17 school finance bill doesn’t increase...

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the...

House U-turns on immigrant driver’s license funding

DENVER -- The House rejected a program-funding standoff on Wednesday that threatened to bring hallmark D.C.-style dysfunction to the state Capitol this legislative session....

Dems Hamner and Young join powerful budget committee, Duran and May...

Just after she was elected the first female Democratic Speaker of the House, Boulder Rep. Dicky Lee Hullinghorst was tasked with replacing two of the most...

New political maps shake up Colorado ski country campaign landscape

State Rep. Millie Hamner, a Summit County Democrat, made it clear on Monday that she’s running for the state House in 2012 and expects a tough fight from a Republican challenger. Hamner was appointed to replace Christine Scanlan in House District 56 late last year.

Biomass bill would battle beetle kill by creating new plan, working...

A bill to create a working group of Colorado forest health, environment and energy experts to draft a biomass plan for coping with the beetle-kill epidemic passed on third reading in the state Senate Monday and passed on second reading in the House on Tuesday.