At the stroke of midnight, civil unions became the law of the land in Colorado.
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With lawmakers working overtime to get their bills through before the session ends, Governor John Hickenlooper has a lot of decisions to make about which he'll sign, and which he may give the axe.
It was mighty cold across Colorado this week, but one place where things stayed plenty hot was the State Capitol. Lawmakers are debating well into the night, and will meet this weekend, trying to get their work done before the regular session ends on May 8th.
In our weekly round-up of news from the state Capitol, host Ryan Warner talks with CPR's Megan Verlee about the oil and gas industry's tactics in dealing with a raft of restrictive bills, how immigration advocates view the session so far, and the new elections bill that has the Secretary of State up in arms.
The state legislature is off for Good Friday -- a day of rest for lawmakers during a busy session. The state budget is chugging along; it passed the Senate Thursday on a party-line vote.
During the legislative session, state lawmakers introduce and argue over hundreds of bills, but there’s only one thing they really have to do and that’s pass next year’s budget.