Over the last five years, Colorado lawmakers have tried four times to pass a bill creating a system for providing paid leave for workers taking time off to tend to family needs. And now, for the fourth time, they have failed in the attempt.
Senate Democrats are reacting angrily to the latest report on allegations of sexual harassment against Colorado state Sen. Randy Baumgardner. They vented their anger both at the Hot Sulphur Springs Republican, demanding he resign, and at Senate leadership that they claim refuse to take any action on the allegations.
The amendments would change the seven-member civil rights body to eight members and allow parties in a complaint to take the complaint to a district court rather than allowing the commission to resolve it.
Before the session started, Rep. Cole Wist told Colorado Politics it wasn't right that crime victims or their families put their heads on their pillows each night not knowing where the inmate is jailed.
State Sen. Rhonda Fields, an Aurora Democrat, has thrown her support behind Levi Tillemann in the two-way Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District — giving the clean energy expert and author a boost with his first endorsement from a sitting legislator.
Seasoned political operative Maisha Fields, the daughter of state Sen. Rhonda Fields, has joined Democrat Levi Tillemann's congressional campaign as political director, the campaign announced Thursday.
State Sen. Bob Gardner was having breakfast reading the newspaper when he saw that a public-sector union was on strike elsewhere in the country. The Republican from Colorado Springs was not supportive.
"And I got to thinking about the fact that those collective bargaining agreements are often negotiated by people who are being paid by the taxpayers to negotiate against the interests of the elected officials and the government that the taxpayers fund," he told the Senate chamber Monday morning.