In Tuesday’s election, Republicans picked up at least two seats in the state House and could take control of the Senate, depending on how one lingering race turns out. That means Colorado would have a split legislature.
With final results of many Colorado legislative races up in the air Thursday, Republicans and Democrats were anxiously waiting to see which party would control the Senate and House.
Final results for many Colorado state legislative races are still unknown, and Republicans and Democrats continue to wait to see which party will control either chamber of the Legislature.
Democrats’ control of the Colorado Legislature remained in question Wednesday, with votes still being counted in several close races that could topple liberal majorities in the Senate and House.
Colorado Republicans hope to erase Democrats’ one-seat majority in the state Senate on Tuesday and cut into, if not overturn, the Democrats’ 37-28 majority in the House. Some key races:
What will change in Colorado once the ballots are counted and the victors are named on Tuesday night?
Democrats and Republicans battling in close contests for the governor’s office and U.S. Senate in Colorado are wading into new territory with the advent of Election-Day voter registration and ballots being mailed to every registered elector.
Colorado Democrats have a comfortable cushion in the state House that will boost their chances of retaining control there in November. But their slim majority in the Senate hangs by a thread.
Colorado medical marijuana growers would face new restrictions, including how many plants they can cultivate for patients, under a proposal advanced Wednesday by a legislative panel.
Police across Colorado will learn how to deal with aggressive dogs and other animals next week as part of training mandated by state law.