From gun policy to education reform to election laws, Republicans and Democrats are poised to fight over many of the same issues this year that made the last legislative session so intense.
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After more than a year of debating laws and regulations, the country’s first marijuana stores opened on New Year’s Day but demand was heavier than anticipated.
This past year was far from a high point in Congress’ 224-year history but Colorado lawmakers say they are just as frustrated as voters.
Smoking marijuana on private property is enshrined in the Colorado constitution but that same amendment bans public consumption. 99391
Xcel Energy wants the state to lower the amount it has to pay Coloradans who put solar panels on their homes. But advocates say the incentive program is key to adding renewable energy to the grid.
As some towns struggle to attract young, tech-savvy workers, local government leaders think part of the problem is the lack of fast Internet service in the area.
Colorado Governor stands behind the gun control laws passed by the legislature in the 2013 session but welcomes suggestions for improving or changing current Colorado laws.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in support of a lower court decision that overturned changes Secretary of State Scott Gessler made to campaign finance disclosure rules in 2012.
Enrollment is on the rise in public schools across Colorado. But the surge comes as funding for kids and classrooms takes a takes big hit.
A newly-announced grant by the U.S. Dept. of Labor will provide more than 200 temporary jobs in Colorado, putting people to work repairing flood damage.
- Denver is currently home to more than 40 percent of the state's medical marijuana shops and only existing dispensaries are allowed to convert to recreational sales in the first year.View interactive map
The federal ban on hemp could also be removed--at least partially--if Congress passes a farm bill next week that includes an allowance for universities and other public institutions to do further research and development on the plant.
Economists at Colorado State University project the state government will need to spend $2.9 billion more than it brings in by 2030.