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Colorado Democrats announce plan to protect abortion rights in light of Supreme Court case

BY: - December 1, 2021

Democratic lawmakers in Colorado plan to introduce legislation next year that would protect abortion access in Colorado in light of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent.  At a rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers said they would introduce legislation early next session […]

New state agency puts Colorado’s belief in apprenticeships to work

BY: - November 26, 2021

Colorado is in the process of creating a State Apprenticeship Agency, a move that some say will expand opportunities for residents to gain valuable skills. The agency will give the state, rather than the federal government, the authority to register apprenticeship programs in Colorado as well as establish standards for these programs. Gov. Jared Polis […]

Senate committee’s advancement of Amache bill earns nod from Rep. Buck

BY: - November 24, 2021

Republican Rep. Ken Buck, of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, said he “applauds” the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing the Amache National Historic Site bill.  “The Amache National Historic Site Act recognizes the awful injustices committed against Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps, while preserving the site for the citizens of […]

Gov. Polis, Colorado lawmakers attend bipartisan infrastructure bill signing

BY: - November 16, 2021

Colorado politicians were on hand to witness President Joe Biden sign a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal into law Monday afternoon, paving the way for billions of dollars to flow into the state for roads, bridges and climate-resilient infrastructure projects. Gov. Jared Polis, Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse […]

New Colorado congressional district map approved

BY: - September 29, 2021

A new set of Colorado congressional districts was adopted by an independent panel Tuesday night minutes before deadline. The map now goes to the state Supreme Court for approval. The map includes an eighth district, added to Colorado’s previous seven following a decade of population growth. The map features three safe Democratic districts, three safe […]

Redistricting commission staff releases third — and possibly final — congressional map

BY: - September 23, 2021

Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Thursday released the latest — and possibly final — version of a plan to redraw the state’s congressional boundaries as the deadline for the once-a-decade redistricting process nears. The new plan is the third map to be drawn by the commission’s nonpartisan state staff, based on feedback from its […]

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Texas is the rule, not the exception: The constitutional right to abortion is under attack

BY: - September 21, 2021

Right now, the constitutional right to abortion care may as well not exist in Texas, the second-largest state in the nation. Texas passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, effectively deputizing anti-abortion vigilantes to enforce it. It took effect Sept. 1. Both the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Redistricting panel to hold hearings on newly proposed congressional map

BY: - September 7, 2021

Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission will hold a series of hearings this week to solicit feedback from the public on the first official draft of its plan to redraw the state’s congressional districts ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Nonpartisan redistricting staff on Friday released the first of three “staff plans” for Colorado’s new congressional […]

Preliminary congressional map released by Colorado redistricting commission

BY: - June 23, 2021

A preliminary plan released by Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday would create a new Democratic-leaning 8th District in Denver’s northern suburbs, substantially alter the boundaries of the Western Slope’s conservative 3rd District and make the 7th District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter much more competitive. The proposed map, which is […]

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

BY: - June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators vie for their share of federal dollars through the resurrected congressional earmarks process. The 1,473 projects that made the cut were out of 2,383 that Democratic and Republican legislators requested for […]

$150 million for Colorado transportation projects requested by Democratic House members

BY: - May 20, 2021

Colorado’s four Democratic congressional representatives have requested more than $150 million in earmarks for more than two dozen transportation projects in their districts, concentrated in and around the Denver metro area, for the 2022 fiscal year. The 25 “member designated projects” are among the first batch of earmarks requested by members of Congress in a […]

Special Report: Dozens of members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still hesitate

BY: and - March 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December. Three months later, a States Newsroom survey across 22 states — making up a large swath of Congress — found at least 155 members of the […]