Colorado bill aims to increase transparency for Uber, Lyft driver pay

BY: - January 31, 2023

A trio of Colorado Democrats want to make popular ride-hailing service apps more transparent for the people who rely on them for work by requiring disclosure on how much drivers actually earn for each ride and shedding light on an often-hazy deactivation process. Senate Bill 23-98 would require that companies like Uber and Lyft, as […]

Colorado leaders hail drought ‘consensus’ among 6 of 7 Colorado River Basin states

BY: - January 31, 2023

Representatives from six of the seven states that make up the Colorado River Basin on Monday announced their agreement on an “alternative framework” that they say should form the basis of federal planning for the drought-imperiled water source for 40 million people across the U.S. Southwest. Colorado joined five other states in agreeing to the […]

DeGette among Democrats who propose bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines nationwide

BY: - January 31, 2023

In light of a rising number of mass shootings the country has seen in recent weeks, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Denver Democrat, and two Democratic colleagues put forward another push to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines nationwide. The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the sale of high-capacity magazines capable of holding […]

Brough, Herod ahead early in fundraising for Denver mayor’s race

BY: - January 31, 2023

As the race for Denver mayor begins to heat up ahead of the city’s April 4 municipal elections, the early campaign launches and fundraising strength of two high-profile candidates have given them a head start over a crowded field of hopefuls. Kelly Brough, the former head of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Democratic […]

Colorado advocates praise FDA decision allowing abortion medication in pharmacies

BY: - January 31, 2023

Reproductive rights advocates in Colorado were feeling optimistic following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand access to the abortion pill mifepristone in early January — but a federal lawsuit filed just 10 days after the decision, which completely challenges the FDA’s approval of the drug in 2000, has made the future of medication […]

U.S. House Oversight chair’s agenda: Hunter Biden, COVID origins, classified documents

BY: - January 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer on Monday previewed his priorities for this Congress, which he says will include a heavy focus on the handling of classified documents, the origins of the COVID-19 virus, and what he described as possible “influence peddling” by Hunter Biden. The Kentucky Republican addressed reporters and […]

Increased penalties for car theft proposed in bipartisan Colorado bill

BY: - January 30, 2023

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill Monday that aims to combat auto theft in the state by making any vehicle theft a felony, regardless of the value of the stolen car. “Right now, the severity of the penalty for stealing a car depends on the value of the vehicle. This simply doesn’t make sense,” state […]

Senators get meeting with defense secretary, push to keep Space Command in Colorado

BY: - January 29, 2023

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper of Colorado have spent the past week looking to rekindle discussions about keeping U.S. Space Command headquarters in the state, as the decision to move it to Alabama has been on hold for the past two years. The senators met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday, after […]

Democrats choose Kyle Brown to replace Tracey Bernett in Colorado Legislature

BY: - January 28, 2023

A committee made up of Boulder County Democrats selected Kyle Brown on Saturday to replace former state Rep. Tracey Bernett in Colorado House District 12. Brown, a Louisville City Council member, won on the first round of voting with about 80% of the vote. “I am so excited to get to work for this district […]

Offshore wind will need major investments in transmission, supply chain, reports say

BY: - January 28, 2023

Achieving the aggressive offshore wind power goals of the federal government and individual states will require billions of dollars in spending on transmission infrastructure, “unprecedented” cooperation between grid operators and federal and state agencies, and would be aided by major buildout of a domestic supply chain, per a pair of reports released this week.  Coastal […]

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

BY: - January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The full Democratic National Committee is set to vote in just days about a decision to ratify a new lineup of five states that would lead the nation in primary voting for Democratic presidential candidates in 2024. But approval of the new calendar at a meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 in Philadelphia won’t […]

Fee exceptions for journalists proposed for Colorado public records law

BY: - January 27, 2023

Press advocates are proposing state legislation that would make exceptions for journalists in the fee schedule of Colorado’s public records law.  Reporters in the state have long asserted that the costs of obtaining public records are often too high and hinder their ability to inform the public about government business. “It’s just prohibitively expensive for […]