In a world of competing priorities, education came out ahead.
Lawmakers narrowly passed an ambitious plan to rescue the state pension fund from the fiscal brink.
Colorado Senate Democrats protested what they call light punishment for a Republican senator repeatedly accused of sexual and workplace harassment.
The last-minute proposal places the two sides at another impasse over how much to spend on transportation.
Schools, roads and PERA get a boost from the $28.9 billion state budget Gov. Hickenlooper signed today
The budget covers the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The bill would let immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail.
With school finance act, Colorado lawmakers try to pass the hot potato of teacher pay to local districts
A school finance act that puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession passed a key House committee.
Some Democrats and community groups objected strongly to hiring more school resource officers because they worry about the criminalization of children, particularly students of color.
Monday's announcement eliminated a key roadblock that stymied political negotiations at the divided legislature for much of the year.
A bill introduced this week in the Colorado General Assembly would lay out the next steps.
Lawmakers approved millions of dollars in new spending on a variety of pet projects and boosted funding to rural broadband, affordable housing and school security.
The focus will be on how much transportation — long an underfunded priority — should receive.
It was the most significant change to the state’s $28.9 million budget in hours of debate Wednesday.
Colorado's Senate unanimously approved a bill to ask voters in 2019 if the state can issue $3.5 billion in bonds for roads and bridges.
Sen. Lucia Guzman of Denver has struggled with Senate Republican leaders over the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against three Republican lawmakers.
The much-Instagrammed installation that formerly sat atop Rule Gallery on Santa Fe Drive was on loan to the MCA from a private collection.
The big issues for this session are expected to be reform of the state pension fund and transportation funding, and both will have implications for education.
Some make tweaks to existing laws and policies, some tackle long-standing deficiencies, and some are message bills doomed to die an early death.
Minority Republicans in the Colorado House will fight for road funding without raising taxes, closely examine Medicaid spending and seek to cut government regulation.
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."