The 18 independent expenditure committees spending money just on the General Assembly have poured nearly $9.8 million into their campaign advertising through the most recent reporting period that ended on Oct. 14.
Moments after the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint filed against former state Rep. Joe Salazar, he sent a letter to the complainant, the Public Trust Institute and its director, Suzanne Staiert, that he intends to file a lawsuit against them for malicious prosecution.
Vaccines are likely at least a month or more away from being available. During a Friday news conference, Gov. Jared Polis said Pfizer hopes to pursue emergency use authorization for a vaccine in late November.
Liggett Group, which has put more than $3.5 million into fighting Proposition EE, on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state, alleging that the General Assembly's legislation calling for higher minimum prices on certain kinds of cigarettes was unconstitutional.
“The opioid epidemic has destroyed thousands of lives and families in communities throughout Colorado," Attorney General Phil Weiser said. "Today’s settlement agreement with Mallinckrodt is part of our efforts to hold those who contributed to this epidemic accountable and to put in place necessary protections."
Neville told Colorado Politics Friday that he started working on an Executive MBA in March and needs more time for that pursuit. He announced his decision now "in hopes folks will stop trying to sabotage our efforts to win more seats so they can run for it. Hopefully everyone can focus on adding seats instead. It also frees me up for future moves, whether it is private sector or public service."
It would take downtown Denver’s office market seven years to recover from the impact of the potential vacancies caused by the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s new setback rules, according to a new report.
The Mesa County Public Health Department is scrambling to emphasize that the mask mandate has not been lifted in that county, a response to comments Gov. Jared Polis made on Tuesday that have led some to believe the county no longer has to follow it.
Out of the more than $3.5 million spent on statehouse races by independent expenditure committees, which can raise unlimited amounts of cash, one race for the General Assembly stands out above all others: Senate District 27 in Centennial. It's an open seat, currently held by Republican Sen. Jack Tate who decided not to run for re-election.
"We are excited for more people to learn about the amazing life of St. Frances Cabrini," said the Catholic Archdiocese of Denve. "We commend the state legislature for creating the first state holiday honoring a woman, and for choosing an incredible Catholic Saint."
The pardons, granted through executive order, are the result of House Bill 1424, which authorizes the governor to grant pardons for those convicted of possessing up to two ounces of marijuana. However, Thursday's pardons are for lesser possession convictions People convicted in municipal marijuana crimes or by summons are not included in Thursday's pardons.
A draft plan for how to achieve major reductions in greenhouses gases was released Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis that includes a goal of close to 100% electric cars, zero-emissions trucks and buses on the roads by 2050.
The reforms are intended to increase transparency and accountability. But equally important is the goal of avoiding a situation where courts end up drawing the maps, which is what’s happened in every redistricting cycle in Colorado for the past 40 years.
Colorado began accepting applications in early August for the state’s newly-voter-approved independent redistricting commissions, but the responses have been meager, and so far don’t reflect the state’s demographics, skewing older and representing little of the state’s ethnic minority communities.
Friday's budget forecast "spares us from the worst of the worst," according to Lauren Larson of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, but the state's recovery from the recession caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns will be in fits and starts.
“How can our service members entrust their lives to a man who befriends dictators, pardons war criminals, and demonstrates such blatant disdain for the sacrifices of our veterans? As commander in chief, this betrayal of our armed forces cuts particularly deep.”
State Rep. Dave Williams was fired up about high school football Saturday when he wrote a letter to Gov. Jared Polis.
A special committee tasked with stemming the flow of state's water into the speculation market was identified Wednesday afternoon.
Call it the lull before the storm: Tuesday was the first of five bi-weekly deadlines between now and Election Day for committees to report their campaign finance donations and spending.
If you think gerrymandering is extinct, make a date with your computer screen Sept. 19, because the experts have something to tell you.
State Rep. Bri Buentello of Pueblo and Sens. Dennis Hisey of Fountain and Pete Lee of Colorado Springs are tops in their class, according to an award handed out by the Colorado Community College System.
Black legislators have a message for President Trump: America has been here before.
Former Democrat Rep. Viola "Vi" June of Westminster died on Aug. 15. She was 88. June served eight years in the House, from 1991 to 1998. She served as minority whip and on the local government committee throughout her service.
Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder of Alamosa, and Democratic state Sens. Nancy Todd of Aurora and Dominick Moreno of Commerce City were honored for their service to Colorado veterans Sunday.
Cobalt Advocates, the abortion-rights organization, announced it was endorsing Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Aug. 13, the Colorado group's first-ever endorsement in the presidential race.
Colorado Concern is honoring four members of the Colorado House who put partisanship aside to create more jobs with this years Arena Leadership Awards, the civic and business coalition.
From September 2019 through the end of the fiscal year, the state legislature's Office of Legislative Workplace Relations received seven complaints about violations of the workplace harassment policy.
The state Capitol is starting — just starting — to look like its old self again, after three weeks of work by crews to clear away graffiti and other damage.
A baker’s dozen of independent expenditure committees spent just shy of $2 million on the nine hottest primary races for seats in the state House and Senate, based on the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State on Monday. Finance reports also give a hint about some …
During a virtual press conference on Wednesday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a landmark Florida law benefiting childhood sex abuse victims, participants mentioned Colorado’s failure to pass a similar measure in the 2020 session.
Applications are open for those who would like to draw new boundaries for legislators and members of Congress, once the results of the current census are in.
Democrats and Republicans are lauded in Healthier Colorado's legislative scorecard released Tuesday.
If the federal government stimulates the economy with dollars for infrastructure, the state needs to be ready to cash in, according to a new report published by the business coalition Colorado Concern.
In the past month, Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law two COVID-19-related laws that will help Coloradans fight back against price gouging and unfair debt collection practices.
As the COVID-19 infections continued to increase across Colorado and the rest of the country, a recent report notes that lobbyists spent a record amount during the most recent legislative session as bills on tax breaks and sick leave were considered by lawmakers.
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.
Colorado politicos remembered and paid tribute to those who died eight years ago Monday in an Aurora movie theater, as a gunman opened fire during a midnight screening.
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.
The statehouse coalition put out a video on social media asking Coloradans to look out for one another, with tips to make it easier.
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.
No restaurant in central Denver has more of a legacy for politicians and politico-watchers than Racines. But the longtime hangout for political denizens is no more.
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.
Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to help ensure Coloradans get their mail-in ballots in time and, if they mess up their ballot or lose it, they can get another one expeditiously.
Gov. Jared Polis announced two vetoes Saturday — one on new license plates and one on regulating private eyes. The Democratic governor spoke to the weight of government in both cases, according to his veto letters.
One week after a disastrous primary night in which every candidate financially supported by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners went down to double-digit defeats, the organization is shaking up its leadership team.
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two bills into law that will enable government services to be provided at a distance, decreasing the odds of COVID-19 infection.
The winner goes on to face Republican Richard Bassett in November.
Incumbents did very well, assuming the incumbent was running for the same seat they held before.
Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills Tuesday to help those in the state living in mobile homes.