Republican lawmakers have revived and revamped controversial legislation targeting so-called sanctuary jurisdictions and the politicians who support the policies behind them, although the new bill would only subject elected officials to lawsuits, not criminal prosecution.
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Attorney General Cynthia Coffman celebrated the signing by Gov. John Hickenlooper Thursday of three bills that are part of her legislative agenda this year.
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.
The Capitol was crawling with Scouts last Wednesday as delegates from four local councils around Colorado convened along with parents and friends to present the 2016 Report to the State for the Boy Scouts of America.
Colorado could get some help from the federal government to speed up highway construction projects, including the nettlesome bottleneck on Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, but transportation officials caution against expecting the pedal to hit the metal on the projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper this week told the Colorado Department of Transportation to come […]
A group of Republican legislators from El Paso County want Gov. John Hickenlooper to petition the federal government to hasten the approval process for transportation projects after President Donald Trump issued an executive order encouraging it.
Colorado would become the 32nd state in America to outlaw corporal punishment in public schools under a bill approved by the House Education Committee, after lengthy discussion and questions about disputed data about the number of such incidents in the Sheridan School District No. 2 and other districts. State Rep. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, sponsors House […]
El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays likes to talk football and politics, but chances are that even the most detailed political discussion will soon start sounding like football. “Everything in my life is a football analogy,” he said with a chuckle in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman, and he wasn’t kidding.