The bill was complicated by a disagreement about federal management of public land and the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year.
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Gov. John Hickenlooper told us recently about thousands of open jobs that pay at least $60,000. Is that really the case?
Lawmakers approved a bill giving inmates serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles a chance at parole.
When the final gavel struck for the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers had defeated more major bills than they passed.
The state Supreme Court ruled that Colorado has been incorrectly applying a tax credit that allows oil and gas companies to write off certain costs.
New campaign finance reports also filed for supporters and opponents of grocery store beer sales, single-payer health care, a cultural tax and more.
Donna Lynne is awaiting Senate confirmation. She spoke with Colorado Matters. Listen, and read the transcript here.
As it is now, employees and consumers can't find out if businesses do things like pay below minimum wage or force overtime work without pay.
Lawmakers are considering a move back to the primary system after frustration with this year's caucuses. But not everyone is convinced.
A Senate committee heard hours of stories of heartache and loss as they took up a bill that would give certain convicts a chance at freedom.
The governor says he hopes that Colorado would move up on the calendar of presidential nominating contests.
Unhappiness among both parties with the caucuses this year gives the bill's supporters optimism for change.
The full legislature will give the budget a final vote soon -- a formality before it heads to the governor’s desk.
- Women may make up half the population in the U.S., but just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.Read More