The state's new transportation bill, backed by Democratic-Farmer-Labor leaders who control the state Legislature and governor's office, will require agencies to pursue projects that reduce carbon emissions.
Denver County averaged a 2.4 percent annual rate of population growth between 2011 and 2019, but between 2020 and 2022 it lost population at a rate of 0.3 percent. Some worry that Colorado has lost its appeal.
None of the 17 candidates on the April 4 ballot received more than 50 percent of the vote, triggering a runoff election on June 6. Advocates argue that ranked-choice voting would make the process quicker and more streamlined.
The nation’s first biometric smart gun will use both fingerprint and facial recognition technology to ensure that only authorized users can fire the weapon. The creator hopes it will help reduce accidental deaths and gun suicides.
City and county governments in Colorado are not allowed to banish the psychedelics industry from inside their borders, even if their residents don’t want it. They may, however, regulate the time, place and manner of its existence.
Last year the city’s hotel occupancy rate reached 66.2 percent, up almost 13 percent from the year prior but still below pre-pandemic levels. Experts agree that sometimes the best mayors are simply the best cheerleaders.
House legislation would create a task force to analyze the costs of a system under which copays and deductibles are prohibited and access and benefits are prioritized. More than $277,000 will be allocated toward the study.
A Colorado bill would allow farmers and third-party technicians to repair agricultural equipment without waiting for dealers to intervene. But some rural legislators seem more concerned with dealer revenue than their constituents.
The plan would require building upgrades and renovations in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on buildings with over 50,000 square feet of space. The cost to owners and tenants is an estimated $3.1 billion.
Most lawyers, paralegals, investigators, social workers and administrative staff will be included. But there's a catch: under Colorado law, employees in the state’s judicial system are not authorized to unionize.
Colorado’s Sen. Kevin Priola announced on Aug. 22 that he had switched political parties, citing the Republican Party’s lack of outrage to the Jan. 6 insurrection, but that he would not change his votes based on his new party.
Grace Rink, who does the job for the city of Denver using a taxpayer-supported fund specifically for climate action, explains why it’s vital.
The state will receive $57 million to build electric vehicles and six stretches of new road, which will increase the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure corridor by 44 percent.
Federal and state officials have enacted several laws within the past year to lower ozone levels along the state’s Front Range, but environmental experts say they aren’t sufficient to improve public health.