Carroll defeated Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck by a landslide vote of 401-38.
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First the deal has to get through the legislature, which the bill's sponsor says will take some work.
Pettersen wants to put forward a bill that would require drug makers to help pay for treatment programs in Colorado.
The law was put on hold last year after a bipartisan group of objectors sued, saying the law inhibits political speech.
Conservative radio hosts, some state lawmakers and religious leaders spoke at the rally, which is one of similar events planned across the country this week.
With the Colorado legislative session more than a third of the way over, negotiators are still hard at work on transportation funding and details are few.
The governor also says more local law enforcement of immigration could jeopardize trust with communities they police.
“Regrettably, Boulder County’s open defiance of State law has made legal action the final recourse available to the State,” the office of the Attorney General said in a statement.
In 2012, 7.65 percent of proposed facilities had eight or more wells. In 2016, the share jumped to 43 percent.
The more students living in poverty, the more it costs to educate them. But how well does the state’s funding system recognize this?
As Republicans in Washington move ahead to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a bill from Colorado GOP lawmakers to repeal the state’s health exchange has been introduced — putting the exchange on shaky ground.
Most of the money CDOT uses comes from the gas tax, which doesn’t generate revenue like it used to. So the department is exploring creative new ways to tap into drivers’ pockets.
CPR News reporters, producers and editors reviewed and annotated the governor’s annual State of the State address.
When the Denver Democrat was first elected to the state House, she was the youngest Latina. Now she's its first Latina speaker.
The following are the prepared remarks of Kevin Grantham, Senate President, on the opening day of the 7st Colorado General Assembly.