Government

Elbert County clerk wants access to election system copies in Colorado secretary of state’s possession

BY: - August 19, 2022

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder is calling on the Colorado secretary of state’s office to allow him to examine the election system hard drives he turned over to the office in May in order to make sure they are still intact. “I am still the chief custodian of all election records in Elbert County. That […]

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Judicial discipline proceedings would be public in Colorado under proposal

BY: - August 19, 2022

As Colorado’s Judicial Branch has continued to face heat over the past year and a half for alleged misconduct, the Legislative Interim Committee on Judicial Discipline proposed three pieces of legislation intended to improve the state’s judicial discipline processes.  At the committee’s meeting Wednesday, state legislators from the House and Senate discussed three ideas for […]

Colorado’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada advances with signed contracts

BY: - August 18, 2022

Colorado has signed contracts with three companies that the state hopes will enable the eventual importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced Thursday that it has signed contracts with AdiraMedica, a wholesaler located in Canada that will be Colorado’s foreign fulfiller; Premier Pharmaceuticals, an Idaho-based […]

History Colorado to investigate abuses at federal Indian boarding school

BY: - August 18, 2022

History Colorado will spend the next year investigating student abuses and other experiences at the former federal Indian boarding school in Hesperus, as directed by state law. Colorado House Bill 22-1327 establishes a History Colorado research program intended to improve Coloradans’ understanding of abuses at the former boarding school at Fort Lewis, as well as others […]

Executive action eyed as way to advance CORE Act goals in Colorado, officials say during Vilsack visit

BY: - August 16, 2022

Colorado leaders say they are committed to protecting Camp Hale in Eagle County and thousands of other acres of federal land in the state, whether that be through pending legislation stalled in the Senate or through executive action at the federal level. “I think there’s momentum for this. I think there’s momentum for those who […]

Denver disperses first round of Fair Election Fund dollars to 15 candidates

BY: - August 15, 2022

Denver released its first ever round of Fair Elections Fund dollars to candidates in the city’s 2023 municipal election, spreading just under $1 million across 15 campaigns.  Denver voters passed the Fair Elections Fund Act in the November 2018 general election with the goal of empowering small dollar donors while limiting the influence of large […]

Public money supports conservative Colorado lobbying group through membership dues

BY: - August 15, 2022

A group of Colorado business elites has made its name known in state politics. But membership in the conservative group that lobbies for property tax cuts and maintaining the Denver camping ban is not exclusive to presidents and CEOs of private companies. Higher-ups in publicly-funded institutions such as universities have a seat at the table, […]

Climate-friendly school buses in Aurora introduced by Gov. Polis, EPA officials

BY: - August 11, 2022

Every weekday, more than 25 million children across the United States ride the bus to school — and before long, environmental advocates hope, most of them will be riding in battery-powered, zero-emission electric vehicles. Gov. Jared Polis joined Colorado lawmakers and officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to promote efforts to electrify school bus […]

Governor hires special advisor on homelessness as number of unhoused Colorado residents grows

BY: - August 10, 2022

In June, Gov. Jared Polis hired Andrew Phelps as his special advisor on homelessness and housing. A job like it has not existed since John Hickenlooper was governor several years ago. And, with little knowledge of Phelps’ previous work, some homelessness and housing advocates worry about what he will do.  Phelps worked for Colorado Springs […]

Over 10K new businesses register in Colorado in July with reduced filing fee

BY: - August 8, 2022

Nearly 11,000 new businesses filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in July, the first wave that took advantage of a temporary filing fee reduction passed during the previous legislative session. There were 10,878 new businesses in the state during July and all of them paid a $1 filing fee, down from about $50. […]

U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats

BY: and - August 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate, along party lines, passed a sweeping energy, health care, climate and tax package Sunday afternoon, following an overnight marathon of votes that resulted in just a handful of notable changes to the legislation. The 755-page bill was passed after Vice President Kamala Harris broke a 50-50 tie in the evenly […]

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Colorado Republicans criticize inclusion of letter signed by Polis with TABOR refund checks

BY: - August 5, 2022

Colorado Republicans filed a campaign finance complaint against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday for the inclusion of a letter with his signature that accompanies upcoming TABOR refund checks. Kristi Burton Brown, the executive director of the Colorado Republican Party, argued in the complaint that the letter amounts to electioneering using taxpayer money. Legislation passed […]