Tag:Colorado lawmakers

John Gunnell’s Legislative Legacy

In 1881, John Gunnell became the first Black state lawmaker. The Denver Republican faced intense opposition and racism while he served in the House.

What’s In Store for the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session?

Brownstein shareholder Sarah Mercer and policy advisor Jia Meeks look ahead to the rest of the legislative session in Colorado, discussing bills we’ve already seen introduced and ones that may be coming soon.

Victim Awareness Training for Judicial Staff, Extending the Office of Public Guardianship Bills Introduced

Lawmakers appear to be hitting a stride in the early stages of the session, introducing more than 200 bills so far.

Restricting Nondisclosure Agreements for Government Employees, Nongendered Bathroom Bills Introduced

Lawmakers introduced a bill requiring the new MMIR office liaison to report on violent or exploitative crimes against an Indigenous person.

The Deal With the New Deal in Colorado

The New Deal was designed to stabilize the economy during the Great Depression but what did it mean for Colorado?

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert Announces Resignation

Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert on May 2 announced his resignation from the Colorado Senate effective May 31.

2022 Legislative Preview – Spending Federal Funds to Rule Agenda and November Elections Will Loom

Sarah Mercer, a shareholder at Brownstein, gives a 2022 legislative preview at the start of the second regular session of the 73rd General Assembly.

Barrel Racer, Legislator, ‘Hootenanny’ Enthusiast: Kathy Arnold’s Legacy

Kathy Arnold accomplished a lot in her time in the legislature, becoming the first woman chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and sponsoring bills to improve the lives of children in the state.