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When it comes to good credit, Colorado's got it. That was the good news from State Treasurer Dave Young Thursday afternoon, as his office gets ready to sell notes to borrow $1.1 billion for K-12 schools and state operations.

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This year's Ally Awards are moving online in September to honor Katherine Archuleta, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler and the Colorado Lawyers Committee for standing with the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer residents and their families.

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Attempting to appease lawmakers who have been angry over a shutout of Eastern Plains representation on boards and commissions, Gov. Jared Polis named three new members to the state Parks and Wildlife Commission on July 8. Those appointments, however, are drawing criticism from some.

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The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced Wednesday the approval of a new policy to reduce the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, a chemical found in firefighting foam.

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Colorado is part of a new deal involving several states to advance electric trucks and buses, the latest step in Gov. Jared Polis' campaign promise to clean the air and move the state toward renewable energy.

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In a Monday bill signing at the LGBTQ Community Center of Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis — the country's first openly gay governor — signed into law four bills tied to LGBTQ issues.

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“Charter schools are not a silver bullet for solving all of the problems in our education system but they are a critical part of Colorado’s educational ecosystem by providing families with options and they have proven to improve outcomes for traditionally underserved students."

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Colorado Politics chief statehouse reporter Marianne Goodland and senior writer Joey Bunch, with more than a half century of journalism experience between them and decades in Colorado, size up the primary races that could shake up the statehouse in the next General Assembly.

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House Speaker KC Becker, Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and House Majority Caucus Chair Edie Hooton (who is the vice chair of the chamber's Energy and Environment Committee) are planning a virtual town hall.

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Scott opted to run for Mesa County Commission this year, two years after winning a second term in Denver. Thursday, the current District 1 commissioner, John Justman of Fruita, threw his support behind Scott.

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The Senate has fewer than a dozen measures requiring a final vote Monday, most notably House Bill 1420, the tax bill that was dramatically whittled down Saturday night in an agreement primarily with the governor and in hopes of staving off a threatened veto. If adopted, the bill will have to head back to the House for their vote on Senate amendments.

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Senate Democrats on Saturday night announced a deal on a controversial tax bill intended to boost K-12 education funding but that was roundly opposed by business groups, and the bill won preliminary approval.