“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.”
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.
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.
Colorado Congressman Jason Crow (D) recently returned from Kyiv where he and a congressional delegation spent nearly four hours meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his top advisors.
The country is struggling with how to address past injustices: The Sand Creek Massacre, Indian Boarding Schools, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Amache Internment Camp. How is Colorado doing?
Colorado lawmakers will have billions of extra dollars to spend during the 2022 legislative session—and after that most of it will be gone.
This month: 1) Central 70 Project—Steadily proceeding toward a park over the highway and 2) What will Colorado get from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act?
The Colorado Legislature, usually in session from January until May, started late and may run until June 12, the last day it can be in session this year. The Front Porch will have a wrap-up of bills passed this year in the July issue.
Just three weeks after a mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers store left 10 people dead, Governor Jared Polis signed two bills into law designed to reduce gun violence: one mandates the safe storage of weapons, the other requires owners to report lost or stolen guns.
Legislative leaders tried to tamp down expectations for the session, given the continuing pandemic. But the volume and variety of bills introduced after lawmakers returned indicate this will be a full and contentious session ranging over many issues.