A bill giving parents broad authority over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment won initial approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate.
It’s clear that voters nationwide are scratching a six-year itch midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, and that’s played a massive role in the senate and governor races in Colorado.
Colorado Republicans hope to erase Democrats’ one-seat majority in the state Senate on Tuesday and cut into, if not overturn, the Democrats’ 37-28 majority in the House. Some key races:
Colorado Democrats have a comfortable cushion in the state House that will boost their chances of retaining control there in November. But their slim majority in the Senate hangs by a thread.
Republicans in a pair of suburban Denver districts nominated conservative, pro-gun rights candidates Tuesday to represent them in races that could give the GOP a majority in the state Senate for the first time in a decade.
Republicans hoping to topple Democrats’ one-seat majority in the Colorado Senate will take a first step next Tuesday when they pick their candidates in two key legislative races in the Denver suburbs.
A divisive abortion proposal suggested by Colorado Democrats was scuttled before it could come to a vote.
Colorado Democrats proposed an election-year measure to strengthen abortion rights. But they delayed a vote on their proposal Tuesday after a senator’s illness put the bill’s outcome in question.
Homeowners who want to do wildfire mitigation now have access to millions of dollars in matching funds from the state.
A man accused of leaving a threatening message to a state lawmaker will appear in court on Monday.