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Jesse Paul
Position: The Colorado Sun

Colorado taxpayers will get even larger refund checks next year than predicted

TABOR surplus is now estimated at more than $3 billion

Colorado’s governor vetoed more bills in 2023 than he has before

Jared Polis rejected 10 measures this year; his previous record was five

Colorado lawmakers’ $42,000 average salary influences who drafts and votes on bills

A Colorado Sun analysis of lawmaker salaries as compiled by the National Council of State Legislatures

Federal lawsuit challenges Colorado’s ‘bubble’ law

State becoming a legal battleground over abortion rights

Colorado bans the manufacture, possession and sale of ‘ghost guns’

Senate Bill 279 makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail, to violate the ban

Colorado governor vetoes three bills, including one that may have delayed wolf reintroduction

Polis wrote that the legislation was ‘unnecessary and undermines the voters’ intent’

Colorado moves away from rented aircraft to fight wildfires

Right now, Colorado has no operational, state-owned aircraft that can drop water and retardant on fires

Colorado Democrats move to issue $2 billion in flat-rate taxpayer refund checks

Single filers would get $650 under the proposed change, while joint filers would get $1,300

Proposal would prevent Coloradans’ property taxes from rising too quickly

If plan fails, the average homeowner would experience a property tax increase of 40%

Colorado plans to send taxpayers $2 billion in refunds this year

Democrats plan to rely on a system they’ve blasted in the past as being inequitable

Colorado cities still not allowed to authorize ‘overdose prevention centers’

House Bill’s failure comes amid a string of defeats for state’s progressive Democrats

Colorado is expected to return $2.7 billion to taxpayers

If the Legislature doesn’t act, the TABOR surplus will be returned through checks tied to taxpayers’ income levels