Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado.

State economic forecast shows drop in TABOR refund amounts, Colorado general fund revenue

By: - September 20, 2023

Colorado lawmakers received a fairly optimistic economic forecast on Wednesday, despite a projected decline in general fund revenue next year and smaller expected refunds to taxpayers. Economists from the nonpartisan Legislative Council Staff told the Joint Budget Committee as part of their quarterly forecast that general fund revenue, which the state relies on to pay […]

Now it’s called Mount Blue Sky, after federal board votes to rename Mount Evans

By: - September 15, 2023

The U.S Board of Geographic Names voted Friday afternoon to rename Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky, honoring the indigenous Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. The mountain had been named after former territorial governor John Evans. Historians say Evans authorized the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 that killed over 200 noncombatant Cheyenne and Arapaho people, mostly […]

Latino voters in Colorado say housing, cost of living are main concerns in new poll

By: - September 14, 2023

Latino voters in Colorado are largely concerned with the economic challenges they face and want to see policy priorities that address the rising cost of living, improve wages and enable housing stability, a statewide survey shows. That is a main takeaway from the 2023 Colorado Latino Policy Agenda, an annual survey in its third year […]

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Colorado ballot certified for November election

By: - September 12, 2023

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Monday certified the statewide ballot for the November election. Voters will decide on two statewide ballot measures, as well as any local initiatives, on Nov. 7. “In just two months, Coloradans will be able to make their voice heard by voting in the 2023 Coordinated Election. As Secretary […]

Colorado Senate Democrats pick Robert Rodriguez as majority leader

By: - September 8, 2023

Colorado Senate Democrats selected Sen. Robert Rodriguez of Denver as the chamber’s new majority leader Friday following the departure of Dominick Moreno. Moreno left the Senate this month to serve in Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s administration. The Senate majority leader is in charge of determining who sits on Senate committees and manages the chamber’s calendar. […]

Denver nonprofit The Center offers free therapy services for LGBTQ community

By: - September 8, 2023

An organization that serves the LGBTQ community in Denver will soon offer free mental health services in order to fill a growing behavioral health gap. The Center on Colfax, at 1301 E. Colfax Ave., celebrated the launch of the Glass Lawler Mental Health program on Thursday. The program will offer up to 12 free therapy […]

Gov. Polis pushes for more apprenticeship programs in Colorado state agencies

By: - September 7, 2023

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to expand work-based learning opportunities in order to train potential employees and fill vacancies in state government. The Democrat signed an executive order Thursday that directs departments in the state’s executive branch to increase the number of apprenticeship programs they offer and build off of work to connect underemployed and […]

Election security breach trial for Tina Peters delayed until February 2024

By: - September 6, 2023

Tina Peters’ trial for her involvement in an election security breach is set for February, nearly a year after it was originally supposed to happen. Mesa County District Judge Matthew Barrett set jury selection to begin on Feb. 9. Barrett is expecting eight trial days. Peters, the former Mesa County clerk, is charged with three […]

Colorado state Rep. Gabe Evans enters race to unseat Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo

By: - September 6, 2023

Republican state Rep. Gabe Evans is running for Congress in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, he announced Wednesday. Evans is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo, who won the election in 2022 by under 2,000 votes. “Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have chosen a path of decline for America, and Yadira Caraveo has spent her […]

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Colorado House reaches agreement with members in open meetings law violation case

By: - September 5, 2023

Two Democratic state lawmakers and Colorado House leadership entered into an agreement over the chamber’s public meeting procedures that puts clearer expectations around notifying the public about meetings and retaining electronic communication. State Reps. Elisabeth Epps of Denver and Bob Marshall of Highlands Ranch filed an offer to enter into a so-called consent decree with […]

Rep. Buck tells Colorado GOP leaders to stop spreading misinformation about Jan. 6 defendants

By: - September 5, 2023

A Republican member of Congress from Colorado rejected claims in a letter from state GOP officials that people who were arrested for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol are being treated unfairly while in custody, and he urged state Republicans to stop spreading misinformation. “There has been significant misinformation proliferated […]

Dafna Michaelson Jenet picked to replace Dominick Moreno in Colorado Senate

By: - September 1, 2023

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet will replace Majority Leader Dominick Moreno in the Colorado Senate, a vacancy committee made of Democratic voters decided Thursday. Moreno is stepping down from his seat to work as Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s deputy chief of staff for strategy. He first started in the state Legislature in 2013 as a […]