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Land use, property taxes and party conflicts — how the legislature wrapped up
The end of session brought dramatic developments, bruising disagreements and a few goofy moments.
The legislature’s spending dance
Here’s a math problem for you: how do you get hundreds of different bills to add up to one balanced budget? We take you inside the complex process of pricing out legislation and the sometimes controversial ways lawmakers decide what’s worth the money.
The year that could change how Colorado grows
Single-family homes have ruled Colorado development for a century, but Gov. Jared Polis and his allies believe the future needs to look very different.
Colorado’s blockbuster filibuster (and why it matters)
As Republican lawmakers adapt to their ‘super-minority’ in the House, they’re grappling with a big question: is it better to negotiate when they can, or dig in on delays?
Xcel’s winter of discontent
Sky-high utility bills and record corporate profits have many Coloradans — and lawmakers — asking if it’s time to rethink Xcel’s business model.