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Andrew Kenney

‘You shouldn’t have to pay your deductible twice’ — Lawmakers search for solutions after insurance implosion

When the health insurer Friday Health shut down its Colorado operations last summer, it left 30,000 Coloradans scrambling for new health insurance. It wasn’t just a hassle — it came with tho...

Should churches and others be held accountable for past sex abuse? Colorado voters may decide

More people who survived childhood sexual abuse could gain the ability to sue the perpetrators and their employers – if Colorado voters agree to a constitutional amendment proposed by state ...

Colorado could spend $18 million – and use a controversial legal power – to get ADUs built

Dozens of Colorado cities would have to allow the construction of auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs) under a bill proposed by state lawmakers. ADUs, also known as “granny flats,” are small, fre...

Colorado could pay $3,000 to thousands of people leaving prison – if they stick to the program

Under a proposed new law, many people leaving jail and prison in Colorado would get some extra help from the state government. They could receive up to $3,000 each in state funds to help wit...

With the special session done, Colorado’s next tax debate is already starting

Colorado’s special legislative session took four days to finish and affected hundreds of millions of dollars of taxes – but only for next year. That means the next debate is already beginnin...

How did property taxes become a political emergency in Colorado? 40 years of history and one wild market

Pam Giordano and her husband bought their tri-level home nearly 30 years ago. The price sounds almost unbelievable today: $138,000 for a couple thousand square feet of south Denver real esta...

On first day of special session, Democrats and Republicans offer dueling property tax plans

Colorado homeowners would collectively get about $388 million of property tax relief under the plan proposed by statehouse Democrats as their extraordinary session gaveled in Friday. What’s ...

What Colorado lawmakers could do in their special session on property taxes (and more)

When state lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Friday for a special session, the main focus will be on lowering property tax rates – an urgent action, said Gov. Jared Polis, before a bi...

Why a judge decided to keep Colorado’s three-day gun law in effect as lawsuit continues

People buying guns in Colorado will have to continue waiting three extra days to take possession of their firearms, a judge ruled on Monday. The three-day waiting period is required by a new...

‘Harder than algebra,’ Proposition HH causes confusion on Colorado voters’ ballots

Voters in Colorado had a lot of homework this fall. While there were only two items on the statewide ballot, one of them was Proposition HH – a sprawling tax reform package that has once aga...

Colorado to fully fund public schools for first time in 14 years

It has been more than 20 years since Colorado voters amended the state Constitution to create supposedly mandatory funding requirements for public schools. Turns out, they weren’t so mandato...

How the Colorado Blue Book gets to 2 million voters in the state

Julia Jackson had checked and rechecked her work – but it’s hard not to feel anxious when your work is about to be mailed to pretty much every household in the state of Colorado. “It gets ha...