Opening day

The Senate during the opening day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 in Denver.

Here's a roundup of this week's Colorado Politics coverage of the state legislature and the Polis administration.


2016 electoral college vote - Mark checked for accuracy

Map shows how the states voted in the Electoral College in 2016, with red states supporting Donald Trump and blue states backing Hillary Clinton. Republican Trump won the Electoral College vote, 306-232, over Democrat Clinton, while Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million.

> COVER STORY | Does Colorado need a new way to pick presidents?

> Joint Budget Committee holds first-ever public hearing on budget development

> Colorado House unanimously passes bill allowing pot for autism

> House panel advances bill to add media literacy to school curriculum

> Colorado Republican's bill protecting medical-pot users' gun rights is defeated

> Campaign-ad disclosures would tighten under Colorado Senate bill

> Bill would let Colorado revenge-porn victims sue for damages

9News Medical Bills Liens

The Colorado House Finance Committee hears testimony on a bill concerning medical debt on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

> Lawmakers kill proposal to protect Colorado patients from medical debt collection (VIDEO)

> Vail senator proposes displaying original Colorado constitution at the statehouse

> Bill on ID documents for transgender Coloradans advances

> Anti-squatters bill expansion dies in Colorado Senate committee

> Republican legislator needs friends in the state Senate for contentious 'badge fee' bill

> Colorado Springs Republican at odds with his own party over 'badge fee' bill

> Colorado lawmaker drops push to create judicial district

> Committee fills vacancy in northwest Colorado's House District 57

> Former state Energy Office chief goes to work for power wholesaler

> Seeking a pay bump for early childhood teachers, Colorado advocates look to the tax code

> Colorado ag chief's focus is building the next generation of farmers

> Bill that would let kids operate lemonade stands in Colorado to be discussed by lawmakers

> WATCH: Bill in Colorado legislature would regulate plastic straws

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