Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
2017 Colorado Legislature
Cuts will impact farmers, air and water, and health care, although, Hickenlooper says, Colorado could benefit from more defense spending.
Whether it’s “trouble ahead” or “trouble behind," here’s a look at where key legislation sits, halfway through the session.
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.
Pueblo artist Teresa Vito hopes to see her painting of chile peppers cruising I-25 on special license plates.
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.