Colorado Governor Jared Polis is supporting pending state legislation that allows collective bargaining for state employees.
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Colorado ranks eighth in the nation for projected job growth in 2020.
Stocks reached new records and oil prices dropped Wednesday after President Donald Trump's announcement on curtailing the conflict with Iran.
The boost came after U.S. stocks closed in the red on Tuesday, expressing investors' concerns about conflict in the Middle East and after Iran launched more than a dozen missile against two military bases in Iraq.
As the annual Colorado legislative session begins for the year, Wednesday's speaches laid out the leadership agenda, which include education, transportation and health care.
The Colorado Secretary of State has determined there are enough valid signatures on a petition to allow voters to decide whether to reintroduce the gray wolf to the state.
Colorado is one of 18 states, and the District of Columbia, appealing a recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Colorado's population has increased by nearly 15 percent over the past decade.
Several new Colorado laws will take effect Wednesday with the start of the new year.