It’s another session ending for Colorado lawmakers, and they finish Wednesday with little to show for returning to work.
A proposed tax break on back-to-school shopping on clothes, computers and school supplies has been defeated in the closing days of the Colorado Legislature.
It was a big weekend for Colorado Democrats and Republicans as they gear up for the November elections.
It may be patriotic to buy American, but Colorado lawmakers are divided on whether legislation should give a boost to construction companies that do it.
A bill to suspend Colorado lawmakers’ pay and benefits if they don’t pass a state budget on time got its first approval Wednesday despite unease from lawmakers who questioned the necessity of the legislation.
The Colorado Senate has yet to act on 174 appointments from the Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this session involving 55 boards and commission this year.
An opponent of hydraulic fracturing south of Denver is leading an effort to have voters decide on two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights since 1876.
Colorado’s top Senate Democrat wants state lawmakers to go without pay and benefits if they can’t agree on a budget, saying his proposal addresses a public perception that legislators bicker too much.
Familiar themes will dominate the 2012 legislative session — economic growth, school funding and taxes — but they’ll be complicated by an election year in which lawmakers are fighting to keep their seats and a few are running for Congress.
Approaching his first anniversary in office, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration is known more for orchestrating compromise than driving policy.