Quick Summaries of Legislative Issues

If you are looking for a quick, easy-to-understand explanation of some of the hot political issues facing our state today, the Colorado Legislative Council’s Issue Briefs might be the place to start. The Legislative Council, the nonpartisan research division of the Colorado State Legislature, publishes many reports on governmental issues, but the issue briefs are specially meant to be quick, simple reports in just a couple of pages, aimed both at elected officials and the general public. Recent issue briefs have covered issues such as forest health; federal stimulus funding for energy projects and transportation; Colorado Health Care Affordability Act; gun laws; carbon monoxide alarms; Denver Union Station redevelopment; CoverColorado; DNA laws; DUIs; laws regarding electric vehicles; rainwater harvesting; and unemployment insurance. Be sure to check the Legislative Council’s Issue Briefs page, organized by subject, for more briefs.