Colorado workers ordered to take unpaid furlough amid shortfall

Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that he will order most of Colorado’s 30,000 government employees to take an unpaid furlough to help address the state’s budget crunch. The move — expected to be...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner touts public lands but is mum on Trump’s overseer

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner helped lead a push to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado. And he is the sponsor of a bill to provide money to acquire public lands and improve...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner starts Senate contest in a hole. And the reason why is simple

In the first half of 2017, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner celebrated the confirmation of Colorado native Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He introduced legislation to move the federal public lands...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper overcomes ethical issues, will face Gardner in November

John Hickenlooper escaped with a clear victory in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado on Tuesday, defeating rival Andrew Romanoff after national Democrats and a big-money super PAC...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s primary day in Colorado. Here’s what to watch

This year, the typically ho-hum primary election is no sleeper in Colorado. A high-profile U.S. Senate race exploded with controversy, the streets erupted in demands for racial justice and...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does in-person voting look like in age of social distancing?

The start of early in-person voting this week in Colorado marks a key test for officials across the state on how to conduct an election in the middle of a pandemic. The June 30 statewide primary...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado is spared more budget cuts, but $1 billion in cuts looms

No further budget cuts are immediately necessary as an economic forecast from the Polis administration shows a series of tax changes approved by Colorado lawmakers generated enough revenue to...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado cut billions from its budget; Polis might go deeper

In the final hours of the lawmaking session, the General Assembly finalized a $30.3 billion state budget after weeks of difficult work to close a $3 billion deficit. Instead of expressing relief...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent commission: Hickenlooper violates state’s gift ban

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper violated the state’s constitutional gift ban by accepting private flights aboard company jets owned by his friends and during an overseas trip, an ethics...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers focus on essential workers amid coronavirus

To lift public health restrictions and reopen Colorado, Democratic lawmakers say the first step is to protect essential workers like Mirja McDade in the retail and service industries. McDade’s past...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 numbers: Colorado’s $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget

Colorado lawmakers will begin debate Monday on the $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget — and no one is happy. “Do we love this budget? No,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Pueblo...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats approve rule to allow remote voting in Colorado Legislature

With party-line votes, the General Assembly approved new rules Wednesday that allow lawmakers to cast votes remotely during a public health emergency, suspending the long tradition of requiring...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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