It is an enormous shock to read of the death of Ray Kogovsek, a superb public servant and a tireless supporter of his home town, Pueblo. I had the opportunity to serve in the Colorado House of Representatives for six of the years in which he
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In the House budget debate set to begin Thursday, a cash fund brimming with an enticing $117.7 million in marijuana sales tax money is sure to attract attention, as it did in Senate debate last week. The fund has figured in talk at the Capitol ever since recreational weed sales began filling it steadily years […]
The state senate passed a budget this week that will slash $500 million from hospitals across Colorado, a proposal that has set the halls of the Capitol buzzing and lawmakers considering a new version of a proposal that just a year ago was dismissed as an exhausted nonstarter.
State Sen. Dominick Moreno, Commerce City Democrat, has been in office longer than many of his fellow lawmakers but is still the youngest member of the state Senate, a distinction he explores in this week’s episode of “Behind the Politics,” a podcast produced by the Senate Democrats. The 32-year-old member of the Joint Budget Committee […]
Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget draft introduced Monday cuts about $745,000 to end the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.
State Sen. Steve Fenberg discusses a range of topics in an episode of “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats posted online this week, including his work engaging young voters over the course of a decade with New Era Colorado, the Silver Plume bar he opened last summer with a few […]
State Sen. Kevin Lundberg doesn’t sound very enchanted with plans House Republicans have recently floated to change the way the Legislature writes the state’s annual budget.
State Rep. Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, wants to shorten Colorado’s legislative session and overhaul the way lawmakers approve annual budgets by doing away with the Joint Budget Committee and moving to biennial budgets.
Assistant Minority Leader Leroy Garcia discusses Pueblo, a bill to combat opioid abuse and the importance of reading early in life in the first episode of “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats.