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Jesse Paul
Position: The Colorado Sun

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 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 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

Adam Frisch nearly unseated Lauren Boebert last year. In one big way, 2024 could be harder

The former Aspen city councilman will have more name recognition, but he won’t have the element of surprise

Colorado law makes it very difficult and financially perilous to sue the gun industry

Democrats are poised to roll back the state’s extra protections against lawsuits for gun manufacturers and sellers

Adam Frisch will run again to unseat Lauren Boebert in 2024

Race is likely to be one of nation’s most closely watched 2024 congressional contests