Representative Mark Ferrandino rose from a childhood in special education classes to become the first openly gay speaker of Colorado's House. As he departs due to term limits, Ferrandino looks back over his time in office.
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State lawmakers tackle a broad spectrum of issues across 12 major topics in the 2014 legislative session.
The bill also provides more money to clean up illegal tire dumps and establish a system for recycling the waste.
Colorado lawmakers approve a bill intended to help consumers of marijuana edibles know the potency of the product.
By the time HB 1288 received its final vote last week, one key component was gone. But what remains in the bill is still enough to cause controversy.
Long operating in a grey legal area, UberX and Lyft faced criticism from insurers and taxicab companies. The new rules make insurers happy, but not taxis.
A proposal sparked by a public outcry over public-private road deals and the Boulder Turnpike is headed to Gov. Hickenlooper after winning final approval in the Colorado House.
Lawmakers run out of time to forge a deal on legislation that would give more control of oil and gas drilling to Colorado communities.
The proposal sets up a process to spend the more than $24 million raised on taxes from retail marijuana this year.
House lawmakers sign off on a plan to initiate a $3.25 million grant program for equipment and safety training for firefighters.
A look back through the decades at energy development and how state and local oversight has evolved through a long series of court cases and rule changes.
The measure comes in the wake of last year's murder of Tom Clements, the head of the Department of Corrections.
The measure increases the maximum penalty for a violation from $1,000 a day to up to $15,000 a day.
In Colorado Matters' regular discussion with the governor, he addresses proposed ballot initiatives on oil and gas drilling, and much more.