The Denver Democrat drew applause in declaring on Wednesday's opening day that "there is no place for harassment, hate speech or discrimination in this chamber."
Party heads shared ideas to deal with anti-growth concerns Thursday during the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Business Legislative Preview.
There's a sense of urgency on this issue as the 2018 legislative session starts in a few short weeks with a cloud over it.
One lobbyist described sexual harassment at the Colorado State Capitol as a problem that "crosses party lines and has been happening for generations."
The 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended without action on a top priority of Gov. John Hickenlooper and many lawmakers.
Leadership in the House and Senate said lawmakers need to keep talking, while citizen groups may be bringing competing transportation measures to the ballot.
A House committee killed a similar bill last year, so Duran’s decision could give the bill new hope or effectively kill it again.
On the final vote Friday, four Republicans joined 37 Democrats to vote for the bill.
Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran said she's likely to introduce an amendment that would make sure "the new revenue would not go toward toll lane efforts."
Speaker Duran says Colorado legislators have a choice on the budget: “Ideology” or “problem-solving”
Democrats support a proposal to make the hospital provider fee an enterprise fund, but they won't go along with a reduction to the TABOR revenue cap.
Colorado legislators get the chance tackle major issues facing the state starting Jan. 11 when the 2017 legislative session starts.
Colorado's state Legislature isn't changing hands between parties, but both the House and Senate have elected new bosses because of term limits.
State Rep. Crisanta Duran, Denver Councilman Albus Brooks named Rodel Fellows at upcoming Aspen Institute
State Rep. Crisanta Duran, the majority leader of Colorado's lower house, and Denver Councilman Albus Brooks are part of this year's Rodel Fellows class.
State Rep. Crisanta Duran, majority leader in Colorado's House of Representatives and the first Latina to hold that position, was described as a rising star.
Hick will talk on the final night of the convention and not too long before Hillary Clinton herself is scheduled to speak.