By April 4, Denver voters will make their decisions to determine the mayor of the city, the councilmembers of their districts, and the fate of the Park Hill Golf Course.
New Members, New Leaders in the Capitol Spotlight
The best one-word description of the 2023 Colorado General Assembly is simply—new.
Denver’s Successful STAR Program a Model for Rep. Crow’s Mental Health Bill
United States Congressman Jason Crow is the co-sponsor of a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from needing to respond to calls involving mental health crises. The bill, which was passed by the House, would provide local governments with grants to form mental health units, instead of police, to respond to certain 911 calls.
Wine Sales, Sidewalk Repairs, School Lunches, and Much More Up to Voters: Denver & State 2022 Ballot
How do you feel about being able to buy wine in grocery stores? Should taxpayers help pay for free school meals for all kids? Is it time to legalize psychedelic mushrooms? You and other Denver voters have the chance to decide on those issues and a dozen other ballot questions in the November 8 election.
The High Court’s Controversial Rulings: A Legal View
As the impacts of climate change are increasing, a recent Supreme Court ruling means the EPA can no longer require power plants to reduce carbon emissions. While mass shootings and gun violence are on the rise, the Bruen ruling makes it more difficult for states and municipalities to implement local gun control policies. And for the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court took away an existing right.
How Will Roe’s Reversal Affect Colorado Women and Healthcare Clinics?
Since the U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs decision in July reversed Roe v. Wade after 50 years of legal abortions nationwide, Colorado remains among the 24 states with laws protecting reproductive rights.
Denver Gun Safety Laws Could Hit a Roadblock
How might the recent Supreme Court Ruling in the Bruen case, which struck down a New York gun control law and limited the ability for states or cities to prohibit firearms in public, impact Denver?
High Court Limits EPA in Fight Against Climate Change
“Colorado is on the front lines of our climate reality with wildfires, drought, extreme weather and all of the health and economic impacts that come with that. So, when the Supreme Court limits our tools in addressing those challenges, Coloradans are going to feel it.”
Leaked SCOTUS Opinion Sparks Concern about Access, Overflow Care
In early May, a mystery leaker sent shockwaves through the nation after releasing a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that ruled a woman’s right to abortion is protected by the constitution and therefore legal in all 50 states.
2022 Colorado Legislative Session Wraps-up Under The Dome
Despite some nerve-wracking delays by House Republicans in the legislative session’s final days, majority Democrats went home and into the election season having achieved much of their ambitious 2022 legislative agenda.