Colorado voters will decide if first-degree murder defendants should be denied right to bail

Colorado lawmakers approved legislation that will send a question to voters asking if people charged with first-degree murder should be denied bail “when proof is evident or presumption is great” that the person will be found guilty. 

Colorado House approves $40.6 billion amended state budget

The Colorado House of Representatives approved the state’s $40.6 billion budget and its accompanying bills on Monday, approaching the end of the constitutionally-required, months-long process to craft a balanced spending plan.

Bill Introduced Adding Gender Identity, Expression to Protected Classes in Colorado

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bill that would add gender identity and gender expression to the classes identified in bias-motivated crimes.

Contractors at Three Colorado Agencies Could Soon be Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness

Colorado House Bill 24-1374 would make contractors with three state judicial agencies eligible for the federal public service loan forgiveness program.

State Bill Special Report: Housing

This special bill report is courtesy of State Bill Colorado, a product of our publisher Circuit Media.

Two Bills Instituting More Emission Regulations, Higher Fines Pass First Committee Hearing

A pair of Colorado Senate bills with an aim of reducing emissions to improve air quality in the Front Range passed their first Senate committee hearing.

Bill Placing Restrictions on Debt Collection Actions Introduced in Colorado House

Lawmakers introduced a bill restricting debt collection actions and one allowing immigrants to get driver’s licenses and ID cards easier.

State Bill Special Report: Courts & Judicial

This special bill report is courtesy of State Bill Colorado, a product of our publisher Circuit Media.

Defenders Union of Colorado Backs Public Defender Workload Study Bill

House Bill 24-1289 would instruct the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender to conduct a workload study and implement workload standards.

Bill Prohibiting Prone Restraints Except in Certain Circumstances Introduced in Colorado

A bill was introduced prohibiting peace officers from using prone restraints, except in cases in which the use of deadly force is justified.