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State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, nearly expelled over #MeToo allegations, will resign...

Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, who was nearly expelled from the legislature in February over allegations of sexual harassment, announced on Monday he will...

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...

Homebrew: Dr. Chaps announces bid for Colorado Senate

Not Chapped Just when you thought Dr. Chaps was out of the press, he's back. This time, the televangelist host of Pray in Jesus' Name...

‘China Girl’ ad levels blatant false charge in key state Senate...

Colorado Citizens for Accountable Government, a conservative politics organization, is back, spending heavily in state elections this cycle. And some of the roughly $200,000...

Candidates race to the middle to win state senate

  THERE'S a Colorado senate situation you might not have heard of because it doesn’t involve Mark Udall and Cory Gardner’s big-money midterm smackdown. These dustups...

Republicans reclaim state House, but votes are still being counted

The red wave that swept America in last week's election didn't exactly miss Colorado, but it was very selective. It will probably be felt most acutely in the State Legislature, where control will be split, the Republicans gaining a slim edge in the House and Dems solidly reclaiming the Senate.

Schwartz survives scare; Dems hold onto state Senate majority

The Denver Post is reporting that state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Snowmass Democrat with a big GOP target on her back, won her re-election...

Shaffer rallies the late-night troops

State Senate President Brandon Shaffer rallied the crowd at the Democratic headquarters early this morning with a short speech meant to wake up reporters...

Ritter renewable hike sails through Senate; clean air bill next on...

Gov. Bill Ritter may be a lame-duck chief executive laid up by a recent bike crash, but his clean-energy agenda keeps rolling along like Lance Armstrong in the Alps.

GOP Senate caucus rejects FASTER; bill moves on to House

Lawmakers, after initially singing Kumbaya on a transportation funding bill that would raise vehicle registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs, went their bipartisan ways late Wednesday when the possibility of tolling on existing roads was reintroduced. That prompted a Democrat-led state Senate vote of approval by a 19-16 party-line margin late Wednesday, and a mass exodus by Republicans.