Colorado lawmakers approve recommendation for basic jail standards

A group of Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a baseline set of standards for how jails in the state should house, feed, restrain, treat and care for the people within their facilities, concluding a 17-month-long process to develop guidelines for the first time in the state’s history.
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Real Estate Attorneys Weigh in on Affordable Housing

Law Week spoke with real estate attorneys at five local law firms about affordable housing ahead of the next legislative session.

Pair of special session bills heads to governor’s desk as property tax relief nears...

Two bills from the Colorado Legislature’s special session on property taxes are headed to the desk of Gov. Jared Polis after weekend work, and lawmakers could wrap up work on the rest of the legislation as soon as Monday.

State and local election workers quitting amid abuse, officials tell U.S. Senate panel

State and local election officials face threats and intimidation, driving experienced workers out of the profession, a panel of election officials told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday.

Court-Mental Health Liaison Program Expanded by Colorado Legislature

A program to bridge the criminal justice system with behavioral health in Colorado has been expanded by the legislature.

The Biggest 2023 Labor and Employment Bills Passed in Colorado

With labor and employment law always on the move, it can be hard to keep up with the legislation that made it into law this year.

Gov. Polis Signs More Than 160 Bills Into Law

This session, state lawmakers introduced more than 670 bills and of those, more than 160 were signed into law.

Bill to Remove DA Political Parties from Ballot Killed After Cuts Down

A bill that would have removed a district attorney candidate’s political party from the ballot was killed in committee.

Social Media Blocking, Ranked-Choice Voting Bills Introduced

A bill introduced would allow state elected officials to block people on social media at the official's discretion.

Prohibit Unserialized Firearms, Updating CORA Records Definitions Bills Introduced

This week, lawmakers introduced bills aimed at reproductive care, CORA, unserialized firearms and more.