Latest Colorado state government News

Colorado Democratic state lawmaker faces voting charge

Aug. 10, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An El Paso County grand jury has indicted Democratic state Sen. Pete Lee, chair of the chamber’s judicial committee, on one count of voting outside the district where he resides in 2020, in violation of state law. Lee vigorously denies the charge, an attorney for...

Gun group sues Colorado over gun magazine 15-round limit

Jul. 29, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A gun rights organization is suing Colorado over the state’s 2013 ban on magazines that hold over 15-rounds, arguing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law reinforces the group's belief that it infringes on Second Amendment rights. ...

Colorado State AD Parker signs 5-year contract extension

Jul. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker has signed a five-year extension through 2027. The extension for Parker, who is entering his eighth year as the Rams' top athletic administrator, was announced Thursday by the university's interim president,...

Judge temporarily blocks Colorado town's gun control rules

Jul. 25, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Colorado town from enforcing parts of a new gun control ordinance, including a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, after it was challenged by gun rights groups. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore issued a...

GOP Colorado governor hopeful puts election denier on ticket

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Republican nominee for governor, Heidi Ganahl, on Monday selected as her running mate a Navy veteran who has claimed President Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president in 2020. Danny Moore lost a previous position due to his stance on the...

Corrections Department rescinds halfway house escape policy

Jul. 09, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Department of Corrections has rescinded a new policy barring parole officers from seeking criminal charges for people escaping community-corrections halfway houses after criticism that it would jeopardize public safety. State corrections...

Colorado's Polis issues order to protect abortion access

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis barred state agencies Wednesday from arresting or extraditing anyone seeking or providing reproductive care in Colorado, where the right to abortion was codified in state law this year. Polis issued an executive order that prohibits state agencies...

Some Colorado GOP hardliners fall short in primary elections

Jun. 29, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Voters in Colorado's Republican primaries opted Tuesday for candidates widely considered stronger challengers to Democrats' stranglehold on the state's top offices, decisively rejecting right-wing candidates for U.S. Senate, governor and secretary of state. Voters...

Adam Frisch wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Frisch wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.

Colorado GOP rejects candidates who back Trump election lie

Jun. 29, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado rejected two prominent candidates whose political profiles were centered on election falsehoods in a fresh reminder that fealty to former President Donald Trump's lies about mass voter fraud is no guarantee of success with conservative voters. ...