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Statehouse races are already burning big bucks

Most candidates for the state House and Senate won’t face off until fall, but a handful of primary races are already shaping up to...

Quit fining rural communities, say lawmakers to state

State agencies shouldn’t have free rein to charge exorbitant fines, especially to small communities that may not be able to pay them. That’s according...

Mandatory high school civics test endorsed by Colorado Senate committee

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on March 31, 2016 Colorado students would have to pass a multiple-choice civics test to graduate high...

Bomb threat shutters Statehouse. Tired dogs slow investigation

As hundreds of thousands of Broncos fans left Tuesday’s Super Bowl parade, a 4 p.m. bomb threat shut down the state Capitol, forcing nervous...

Lawmakers debate 2 ways to make death easier in Colorado

Whether the Grim Reaper will register as a lobbyist remains to be seen, but Death's agenda is up for debate in two forms at the...

Lawmakers aim to close the pay gap between women and men

Seven little girls stood in front of a podium at the state Capitol. Each one wore a red t-shirt with a number on it,...

Colorado House Dems praise Roe vs. Wade. Republicans storm out

Roughly two dozen Colorado House Democrats took to the floor to recognize the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision....

Expect gridlock, election-year posturing and some cooperation this session

Once again, Republicans and Democrats are splitting control of Colorado’s General Assembly. Neither party is optimistic major policy changes can be pushed through.   Colorado’s 2016...

GOP state lawmaker: ‘Pitchforks about to come out’ over drilling regulations

State Rep. Laura Bradford says ranchers and landowners in and around Grand Junction and Mesa County are enraged by new, more environmentally stringent drilling regulations keeping them from fully developing their oil and gas mineral rights.