As Gov. John Hickenlooper says goodbye to lawmakers for the year, he might want to send some of them thank-you cards — both for giving him what he wanted and for backing off from what he didn’t.
Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.
Gun control is expected to be a heated topic at the Colorado Legislature in the coming months, and legislative leaders have indicated that it will be difficult to find common ground.
Colorado Democrats have elected the first openly gay House speaker in state history.
The Colorado state House passed a measure Wednesday morning that would give victims of the Lower North Fork Fire compensation for their losses.
Colorado lawmakers are entering their final month of the 2012 session with plenty left to do – but without the caustic atmosphere one might expect in the closing days of an election year.
Colorado senators from both parties were on the defense Tuesday, as they gave tentative approval to a measure that includes more money for rural lawmakers.
Newly drawn Colorado legislative districts are prompting some lawmakers to leave their seats or enter other contests next year.
Colorado Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman says GOP Sen. Keith King has “gracefully bowed out” of running for re-election in a new Democratic-drawn district that pit both lawmakers in the same seat next year.
Democrats scored a big victory Tuesday with the approval of preliminary Colorado legislative districts that would force Republican leadership to battle their own party members for re-election next year.