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Colorado lawmakers target HOAs with more restrictions to protect homeowners from foreclosure

Homeowners associations’ foreclosure filings on thousands of Coloradans’ houses over unpaid fines and fees have spurred fresh attempts by lawmakers to better regulate HOAs and metropolitan districts with the hope of preventing more people from losing their homes. Lawmakers have introduced several reform bills that would restrict foreclosures from delinquent fees and require HOAs and […]

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Bills allowing easier use of preferred names, end of the education funding gap and more from the Colorado legislature this week

Colorado House advances two name-change bills after contentious debate and anti-transgender rhetoric Two bills allowing transgender and nonbinary Coloradans to more easily use their preferred names cleared the House on Friday after anti-transgender rhetoric from Republican lawmakers spread debate and votes over multiple days. The two Democrat-backed measures — HB24-1071 and HB24-1039 — have led […]

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Colorado House advances two name-change bills after contentious debate and anti-transgender rhetoric

Two bills allowing transgender and nonbinary Coloradans to more easily use their preferred names cleared the House on Friday after anti-transgender rhetoric from Republican lawmakers spread debate and votes over multiple days. The two Democrat-backed measures — HB24-1071 and HB24-1039 — have led to hours of tense debate in the House over the past week, […]

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Colorado congresswoman unveils bills to help cities like Denver manage migrant crisis, beef up border security

U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Colorado unveiled a package of migrant-related bills in the House Thursday that aim to break a partisan logjam on immigration reform and would assist cities like Denver that have shouldered unforeseen costs. The congresswoman, who represents Colorado’s most heavily Latino congressional district, said her aim is to help interior cities […]

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Republican candidate’s withdrawal narrows field to take on U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo

Weld County Commissioner Scott James has suspended his campaign in the Republican primary for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, narrowing the field to take on U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo. In a statement posted Tuesday night to X, formerly known as Twitter, James wrote that, after having conversations with supporters in recent days, he “decided I could […]

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Denver will close four migrant shelters, reducing budget impact and need for some further cuts — but not all

Denver plans to close four migrant shelters over the next month, potentially saving up to $60 million this year and reducing the need for budget cuts, Mayor Mike Johnston said Wednesday. The closures will leave three hotel shelters open for migrants, along with a couple congregate shelter spaces. But Johnston warned the closure plan could […]

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Senate Democrats prepare for IVF push

Sandhya Raman | CQ-Roll Call (TNS) Senate Democrats hope to fast-track a vote to protect access to in vitro fertilization on Wednesday as federal and local politicians grapple with how states should handle fertility treatments. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said Tuesday she will ask for unanimous consent to pass her bill that would create a […]

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McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

By MICHAEL TACKETT (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November. McConnell, who turned 82 last week, was set to announce his decision Wednesday […]

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Colorado House committee defeats bill to repeal anti-BDS law on PERA investments

Colorado’s public pension program must continue divesting from companies that economically boycott Israel after a state House committee rejected a bill that would have repealed the requirement. The 10-1 bipartisan defeat of HB24-1169 late Monday in the House Finance Committee came after hours of emotional and tense testimony. The discussion often spiraled into support or […]