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Bill to require electric vehicle charging for new, large residential, commercial buildings advances in House

Bill to require electric vehicle charging for new, large residential, commercial buildings advances in House

Over protests from Republicans, the Colorado House advanced a policy to require electric vehicle charging equipment at large residential and commercial buildings. The latest version of House Bill 22-1218, sponsored…

Bill to study mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs pulled pending vote

Bill to study mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs pulled pending vote

At the sponsor’s request, a panel of state lawmakers rejected a bill to study the mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs. The bill sponsor, Democratic Rep. Alex Valdez of…

Roberts touts ‘very exciting’ bipartisan plan to use federal funds for housing, behavioral health

Roberts touts ‘very exciting’ bipartisan plan to use federal funds for housing, behavioral health

A few of the solutions state lawmakers propose to address Colorado’s twin crises — affordable housing and behavioral health — include adding beds at the state hospital, integrating mental and physical care,…

Colorado’s dismal behavioral health record should improve with these task force recommendations

Colorado’s dismal behavioral health record should improve with these task force recommendations

For years, Colorado has ranked among the lowest-performing states on various measures of access to mental health and substance use treatment. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated depression, anxiety and addiction,…

Polis, Democrats roll out legislative agenda for 2022 Colorado General Assembly

Polis, Democrats roll out legislative agenda for 2022 Colorado General Assembly

Colorado Democrats — who control the state Senate, House of Representatives and governor’s office — unveiled their election-year legislative platform during a Monday press conference. Democrats hear Coloradans’ concerns about the rising…

Neguse pushes for immigration policies to stay in Build Back Better social spending

Neguse pushes for immigration policies to stay in Build Back Better social spending

The massive social spending and climate bill that passed the U.S. House last month included some significant immigration reform provisions, though progressive Democrats were disappointed that it didn’t provide for…

Tough choices loom for wildlife planners in process of restoring wolves to Colorado

Tough choices loom for wildlife planners in process of restoring wolves to Colorado

When Colorado voted in 2020 to reintroduce gray wolves to the Western Slope, the victory was by no means a landslide for wolf advocates. Just 50.9% of voters supported Proposition…

Survey: High housing prices, cost of living top two concerns for most Coloradans

Survey: High housing prices, cost of living top two concerns for most Coloradans

When faced with a list of societal ills, ranging from COVID-19 to political divisions, Coloradans who responded to a recent survey ranked the cost of housing as the most worrying.…

Colorado expands voting rights as other states, Supreme Court curtail access

Colorado expands voting rights as other states, Supreme Court curtail access

In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona laws banning third-party ballot collection and the counting of ballots cast in the wrong precinct, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat,…

Roberts: Health insurance will ‘cost less, be high quality’ after Polis signature

Roberts: Health insurance will ‘cost less, be high quality’ after Polis signature

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed two bills that increase government regulation of health care in an attempt to lower prices for consumers. Originally, House Bill 21-1232 would have established…

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