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The Colorado Legislature adjourned sine die on June 15 after an unprecedented session. The session originally began on January 8 with a focus on school safety and funding education. On March 14, the session was postponed to curb the spread […]

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Democratic leaders in Colorado’s General Assembly announced the temporary suspension of the legislature will continue until the day after Memorial Day on May 26. The regular session was originally suspended on March 14 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Colorado […]

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The Colorado General Assembly tentatively plans to return from recess on May 18. Lawmakers set the date during an April 8 meeting at the closed Capitol. They also indicated it may change depending on the status of the COVID-19 public […]

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The Colorado House and Senate convened for one day on March 30. However, lawmakers took different approaches to returning from the General Assembly’s COVID-19 recess. The House recessed until Thursday, April 2. Lawmakers in the House based their decision on […]

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Even with the Capitol closed and the legislative session suspended, Colorado lawmakers are working behind the scenes to craft legislation addressing COVID-19. Lawmakers are considering a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members activated in response to the spread of […]

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office will suspend all in-person services beginning March 18. The suspension will continue until further notice to protect employees and customers from the spread of COVID-19. The office call center will be operated remotely for […]

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State lawmakers voted on March 14 to suspend the Colorado legislature for two weeks over concerns about the coronavirus. The decision comes after Gov. Jared Polis issued guidance against gatherings of more than 250 people. The General Assembly, which began […]

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State Rep. Susan Beckman announced her resignation from House District 38 to assume a position within President Trump’s administration. Beckman has not yet announced what position she will assume. Her District 38 seat will be filled by a vacancy committee […]

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The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office will conduct online training sessions to introduce the new lobbyist filing system enhancement. The new filing system is pursuant to the passage of legislation effective January 1, 2020. House Bill 1248 will require lobbyists […]

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office hosted a proposed rulemaking hearing on November 15 concerning lobbyist regulations. The hearing included reviewing new rules to prescribe the proper use of the electronic filing system maintained by the secretary of state. Additionally […]

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Senator Leroy Garcia

Recall efforts against Colorado Sen. President Leroy Garcia of Senate District 3 failed on October 18. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office deemed the petition insufficient after proponents of Garcia’s recall submitted four petition signatures to the […]

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Sens. Pete Lee and Leroy Garcia

Recall efforts against Sen. Pete Lee of Senate District 11 failed on September 10. Similar recall efforts have recently targeted Senate President Leroy Garcia of Senate District 3. Proponents of Lee’s recall notified the Secretary of State’s Office that they […]

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CO Gov. Jared Polis

A coalition of Coloradans failed to collect enough signatures to force a special election to recall Gov. Jared Polis. The leaders of the recall announced they fell short of the 631,266 signatures needed by the recall petition deadline of the […]

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Aurora Municipal Center - Jeffrey Beall

The City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 2019-26, instituting several major changes to city ethics law. The ordinance establishes an ethics board, to be staffed by an independent panel of retired judges, to investigate potential violations and conflicts of interests. Additionally, […]

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