The Colorado Republican Party voted late Tuesday to install a neutral group of outsiders to supervise the El Paso County GOP's upcoming leadership elections in response to complaints from local Republicans who said they don't trust incumbent county chair Vickie Tonkins to run a fair election.
The El Paso County Republican Party sued the Colorado GOP and its chairwoman late Monday in an attempt to block the state party from taking over the local party's upcoming officer elections.
JoyAnn Ruscha was sworn in on Jan. 10 as a member of the Regional Transportation District's 15-member board of directors as the newly elected representative of District B, which covers Northeast Denver, including Park Hill, Central Park, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, Denver International Ai…
The crowded race for Colorado's most powerful elected position has begun to winnow, though only barely.
Coloradans now have a sixth minor political party to choose from when casting ballots and registering to vote: the "No Labels" party.
U.S. Rep. Brittany Pettersen announced this week that she's joining the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, a group of House members devoted to legislation to address addiction and mental health problems.
Attorney General Phil Weiser is slated to be named Democrat of the Year by the Colorado Democratic Party at its Obama Gala on April 1, the party announced this week.
A looming battle in Congress over the federal government's ability to borrow money to pay its bills threatens to destabilize the world economy and plunge the country into a recession that could make the 2008 Great Recession look like a mild hiccup.
The Boulder County Democratic HD12 vacancy committee will meet on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.
Colorado Republican Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown wants state Republicans to decide whether an outside entity should run the El Paso County GOP's upcoming officer elections.
CRIPPLE CREEK • Two Cripple Creek councilmen have been named in a special recall election scheduled for late January over their votes last summer to allow retail sales at a city-owned facility.
For the first time in six years, both of Colorado's major political parties will have new leadership after this spring's party elections.
Jared Polis was sworn in for his second term as governor of Colorado on Tuesday, marking four years since he entered office with the promise of creating a "Colorado for all."
Colorado Springs voters will decide in April whether to extend a dedicated sales tax for trails, open space and parks.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct a paraphrased quote from Mayor Mitch LaKind regarding the scope of the investigation.
Greeted by a cool and sunny January morning, Gov. Jared Polis started his second term by pledging to "lead the Colorado way" amid growing concerns around affordable housing, public safety, rising cost of living and a state budget with little room for additional spending in the upcoming fiscal year.
Chief among the reasons that former Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was selected to be the 2023 Citizen of the West was his deep respect for the land and the inhabitants of it. What might not have factored in — but became abundantly clear during Monday night’s Citizen of the West Dinner — is his ability to respect diverse points of view from both political parties.
Former Democratic U.S. Rep. David Skaggs: “Why, you might ask, would I want to get back in the arena now, as I near 80? I believe my experience, judgment and ideas might still offer some benefit to government in Colorado and the nation. And, as Ronald Reagan quipped in debate, I wouldn’t want to hold the relative youth of any other candidates against them.”
The bills center on education investments, health care affordability, mental health programs, workforce development, affordable housing, language accessibility, and energy and water efficiency.
The influx of immigrations to Colorado — and state and city officials' response — expectedly turned political, with the chair of state of the Republican Party accusing Gov. Jared Polis of hypocrisy and the latter quipping back that the Republican leader doesn't understand what Coloradans wan…
State Rep. Julie McCluskie was elected as Colorado's new speaker of the House on Monday, following a challenge from newly elected Republican Rep. Scott Bottoms.
When the Colorado General Assembly convenes on Monday, Jan. 9 for the next 120 days, it will have a very new look, with 31 new members in the House out of 65 total, an insurmountable 46-19 Democratic advantage, and a host of challenges to tackle.
A Senate District 5 vacancy committee on Saturday chose outgoing state Rep. Perry Will, R-New Castle, to replace Sen. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, who announced his resignation last month, effective Tuesday, Jan. 10. With Will's selection, the General Assembly will have its full complement of 1…
Former U.S. Senate candidate Lorena Garcia is coming to the Colorado House of Representatives after a vacancy committee elected her to replace resigning Rep. Adrienne Benavidez.
2022 was a seismic year in Colorado politics, boasting a pair of consequential elections that reshaped coalitions in both parties and extended Democratic dominance, a legislative session that advocates say will reshape the state's efforts to combat the fentanyl epidemic, and plenty of weird,…
Bookended by tragedies and buffeted by fiercely partisan battles as the midterm elections approached, 2022 saw Colorado begin to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and the shattered lives, economy and customs in its wake.
Colorado Politics identified 10 of the individuals and groups who had the biggest wins and made the most impact on state politics this year.
The year 2022 was bookended by the deaths of two major political figures whose lives touched many at the state Capitol and beyond: Department of Labor and Employment lobbyist Pat Teegarden,who died on Feb. 5, and House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, 55, of Loveland, who passed away on Oct. 30.
This year's election left no doubt that Colorado is — for now — a blue state, dominated by Democrats, who swept all the statewide contests and expanded the party's control of the legislature and delegation to Washington, D.C.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor must declare the vote within 30 days after it has been certified by the Secretary of State, which took place on Dec. 12. The eight ballot measures take effect upon his declaration.
Democratic candidates dominated Colorado’s November election, creating perhaps the most liberal-leaning legislature in state history. But that doesn’t mean the fight for progressive policies has been won.
Mere weeks after she was reelected to serve her fourth and final term in the Colorado House of Representatives, state Rep. Adrienne Benavidez announced she will be resigning from her position.
Weeks after Republicans suffered widespread defeat during Colorado's midterm election, Kristi Burton Brown announced that she will not run for reelection as chair of the Colorado Republican Party.
But, if the Denver Democrat wants to claim the title of the state's senator with the longest tenure, period, he'll have to stick it out for nearly two more full terms after that.
"It was funny because, at the Harvard Kennedy School, one of the the people said, ‘We have a very easy 72-point checklist of everything that you have to get ready before you're sworn in,'" U.S. Rep.elect Yadira Caraveo said with a wary laugh. "I've never seen a 'very easy' 72 point checklist before. So, I think that really sums it up. It's a whirlwind, with lots of decisions to make to set you up to be an effective member and advocate for your district."
Republican members of the Colorado legislature lost power in more than half of the committees for the upcoming legislative session after Democrats dominated in the November election.
Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen said this week he will not pursue criminal charges against the Colorado secretary of state or the El Paso County clerk and recorder following allegations they interfered with a recount of the June 28 primary election.
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has released the final official results of the Nov. 8 general election.
"In short, plaintiffs’ arguments regarding standing were so inadequate that it was not an abuse of discretion for the district court to conclude that the claims were made in bad faith, vexatiously, wantonly, or for oppressive reasons," the panel wrote in a Dec. 13 order.
Democrat Robert “Bob” Marshall was officially declared the winner in the election for Colorado's House District 43 on Monday, following a recount requested by Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Huffman.
That outcome did not come as a surprise, as Frisch earlier conceded the race and Boebert already declared victory.
The city of Colorado Springs may ask voters in April to extend the sales tax dedicated to trails, open space and parks and allow more flexibility to how money can be spent on trails and land stewardship.
The election results for Colorado's House District 43 will be recounted after the Secretary of State’s Office accepted a permissive recount request on Thursday.
On the heels of sweeping wins by Colorado Democrats in the last three election cycles, state party chair Morgan Carroll says she's ready to pass the torch after helming the party for the last six years.
The Colorado Republican who ran four unsuccessful congressional races across three election cycles in the last decade wants to run the state GOP.
Joyce Rankin, a Republican member of the state board of education who has represented Congressional District 3 since August 2015, announced Tuesday she will step down, effective Jan. 10.
The Colorado Republican Party's governing board formally rebuked the El Paso County GOP chair late Monday, asserting in an unprecedented censure resolution that Vickie Tonkins failed in her duty as a party official when she actively opposed numerous Republican nominees just days before the N…
Colorado Republicans are charting a course forward from the shambles of the 2022 election, when Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot, increased the party's share of the state's congressional delegation and grew the party's majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly.
Sen. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, who announced he would resign his western slope Senate district seat on Jan. 10, is leaving the Joint Budget Committee as of Monday, prompting the Senate GOP caucus to scramble to find a replacement to join the influential panel.
A group of Republican activists on Wednesday called on grassroots conservatives to take control of the Colorado GOP in the wake of a historic thumping suffered by Republican candidates in this month's election.