Colorado's Joint Budget Committee approved emergency spending, as did Congress, but a long-term solution is still needed.
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.
Denver police say the Weld County Republican is being held for investigation of introducing a firearm into a transportation facility.
As the tragic circumstances of a Colorado fifth-grader’s suicide draws widespread attention, state lawmakers want to help schools try to prevent such cases.
A Colorado state representative accused of sexually harassing a fellow Democratic lawmaker and two other women says he's the one being harassed.
Colorado Rep. Steve Lebsock to make statement on bid for state treasurer seat before end of November
The announcement comes after widespread reports from female lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members accusing Lebsock, a Thornton Democrat, of sexual harassment.
One lobbyist described sexual harassment at the Colorado State Capitol as a problem that "crosses party lines and has been happening for generations."
A pilot program would need authorization from the Colorado General Assembly and the Denver City Council. The process is likely to be contentious.
"If we're not saving money, the next downturn is going to be all that much worse," said Henry Sobanet, the governor's budget director.
There's still a live bill in the Democratic-controlled House and an opportunity for this all to turn out differently, but it's not a bet I would take.
Gov. John Hickenlooper said he will not call lawmakers back for a special session to try to put together a transportation funding package.
The 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended without action on a top priority of Gov. John Hickenlooper and many lawmakers.
Most called it a compromise, one lawmaker called it a casserole -- and it's on its way the governor's desk, by a 49-16 vote in the House.
Colorado Republicans used a late-night filibuster Monday to block a first-of-its-kind requirement that oil and gas producers provide the locations of all their gas lines.
It's off to the House. By a vote of 25-10, SB17-267, the bill to reclassify the hospital provider fee passed the state Senate Monday morning.
Sen. Lucia Guzman called it the most important bill of this session. Sen. Kevin Lundberg called it "one of the worst pieces of legislation I've seen."
Two House Democrats have proposed a bill to force energy drillers to provide state regulators the locations of all their gas lines.
A defeated bill would have prohibited public employees from assisting federal agents in "arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a Colorado constitutional right."
"I've just been handed a note," he said. "There's no deal."