Latest Colorado State General Assembly News

Colorado school safety committee produces 5 bills

Nov. 3, 2019 12:58 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado legislative committee formed in the wake of a fatal shooting at a Denver suburb school has proposed five bills that legislators hope will make schools safer. The Denver Post reports the interim committee didn't introduce any bills on controversial topics, such as gun control or...

Colorado to consider placing fewer youth on sex registry

Oct. 12, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have advanced a proposal to place fewer convicted juveniles on the state sex offender registry and partially seal the list from the public, officials said. The draft was endorsed Thursday by an interim committee of lawmakers tasked with considering changes to how the state...

Alice Madden ends Democratic Senate primary campaign

Oct. 11, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Another campaign for the Democratic nomination to face Sen. Cory Gardner next year is ending. This time it's former state legislative leader Alice Madden. Madden in a statement Friday alluded to the entry of former Gov. John Hickenlooper into the crowded primary. She said she'll suspend her...

Duran drops bid for US Rep. DeGette's Denver seat

Oct. 11, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran has ended her campaign for the U.S. House seat occupied by fellow Democrat Diana DeGette. Duran told supporters in an email Friday she believes she can be more effective "pursuing transformational change through other means." She had been in the...

Colorado city lawmakers raise tobacco purchasing age to 21

Oct. 1, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver City Council has unanimously voted to ban the sale of nicotine vaporizers and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21. Denver policymakers have also banned tobacco product vending machines, considered a statewide bill and debated where sales should be allowed. Officials...

Colorado Editorial Roundup

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 17, on new state park opening up: Fisher's Peak has tantalized outdoor enthusiasts in Southern Colorado for years. The mountain near Trinidad has been as inaccessible — at least legally — as it is beautiful. But that will be changing soon. Last week, Gov. Jared Polis...

3rd Democrat bows out after Hickenlooper Senate race entry

Sep. 12, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado's crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race. Former diplomat Dan Baer announced he was dropping out and endorsing Hickenlooper. He was one of the three top fundraisers among the dozen Democrats competing for the right...