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.

Grand Junction lawyer joins race against Rep. Lauren Boebert in 2024

By: - August 16, 2023

A Grand Junction lawyer is running to unseat Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert next year in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Republican Jeff Hurd announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination. As of midday Wednesday, the Federal Elections Commission did not show filed campaign paperwork for Hurd. “Colorado’s Third Congressional District needs a representative in […]

Colorado to review affordability of 5 expensive prescription drugs

By: - August 16, 2023

A Colorado board picked five pricey prescription drugs to undergo affordability reviews, which could mean eventual upper payment limits and other recommendations to address high costs. The state’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board, created through a 2021 law, made its first recommendation of drugs to undergo reviews during its Aug. 4 meeting after reviewing a list […]

Teachers union sues Woodland Park School District over ‘gag order’ policy

By: - August 11, 2023

A Colorado teachers union filed a federal lawsuit against the Woodland Park School District and its board of education over a policy that they allege prevents teachers from publicly speaking about school concerns. The Woodland Park Education Association and its president, Nate Owen, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver this week. The […]

Colorado lawmakers urge insurers to honor deductible payments from former Friday Health Plans enrollees

By: - August 10, 2023

Colorado state lawmakers are calling on the state’s health insurance carriers to observe payments made to deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums from former enrollees of Friday Health Plans, which is shutting down this month. As the 30,000 Coloradans affected by Friday Health Plans’ liquidation seek new insurance coverage following the company’s bankruptcy, they could potentially face […]

Colorado youth urge legislation to expand gender-affirming care training for providers

By: - August 9, 2023

A group of teenagers in Colorado might urge the Legislature to increase resources for health care providers to become trained in youth gender-affirming care as more people travel to the state from areas with limited access to such care. “Even though Colorado is a leader in gender-affirming care, there are inequalities across the region due […]

Here are the new government bodies Gov. Polis created by the stroke of his pen

By: - July 31, 2023

During his first four years in office, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis created eight new entities via executive order, ranging from unpaid commissions to entire new offices, to address an array of state issues. Those entities account for millions of dollars of state spending. The rate at which new government bodies have popped up under Polis, […]

Conservative group sues Colorado Democrats over secret survey on legislative priorities

By: - July 26, 2023

A conservative group is suing Colorado Democratic lawmakers over a process they say leadership improperly uses to determine legislative priorities. The process, known as quadratic voting, is a secret survey that Democratic representatives and senators fill out anonymously to rank certain bills that require funding in their chamber. The top-ranked bills in both legislative chambers, […]

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New towing rules should explicitly ban compulsory loans, attorney general’s office says

By: - July 24, 2023

Lawmakers pressed the chief executive of Colorado’s largest towing company Monday about the company’s alleged loan practices that might violate a 2022 law governing the industry. House Bill 22-1314 is meant to make it easier for car owners to retrieve their vehicle after a non-consensual tow. Tow yards are now required to release cars if […]

State Sen. Rhonda Fields running for Arapahoe County commissioner

By: - July 20, 2023

State Sen. Rhonda Fields is running to serve as an Arapahoe County commissioner after she leaves the Colorado Legislature. The Aurora Democrat is term-limited after her current term, which ends in January 2025. She has served in the Legislature since 2011, when she was first elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected to […]

Colorado voters still unfamiliar with November property tax ballot measure

By: - July 18, 2023

A recent survey found that about 41% of likely Colorado voters are unfamiliar with a proposition on November’s ballot that would affect their property taxes and increase how much taxpayer revenue the state could keep. Proposition HH is going before voters this November after lawmakers agreed to refer it to the ballot and Gov. Jared […]

Boebert challenger Frisch raises over three times more money

By: - July 17, 2023

Democrat Adam Frisch raised over three times what Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert did over the last three months in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, as the seat appears likely to be a competitive — and expensive — race in 2024. In 2022, Boebert beat Frisch for a second term by 546 votes. Both candidates are […]

Candidates emerge to fill Colorado Republicans vice chair opening

By: - July 13, 2023

At least three Republicans are vying to be the state party’s second in command after former Vice Chair Priscilla Rahn resigned to run for county government. Todd Watkins, Hope Scheppelman and Stu Asay have put their names in to become vice chair during a party meeting next month. Former chair candidate Aaron Wood told Colorado […]