State Government

Gov. Jared Polis recently outlined an ambitious agenda for lawmakers in 2020. He vowed to reduce health care costs, find a solution to the state's road funding woes and get more children into preschool. But some of the governor's priorities will prove to be contentious.

Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz sat down with the governor after his State of the State address to talk about some of the hot-button issues that are on the table this legislative session.

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Colorado lawmakers are back at work. The 2019 legislative session opened Friday morning with plenty of new faces at the Capitol and Democrats in complete control. The party now holds both chambers of the legislature and the governor's office, meaning there's little resistance between Democrats and their agenda. Colorado Public Radio political reporter Sam Brasch offered this report, as part of a new partnership with KDNK and CPR.