The closing gavel may have fallen on this year’s legislative session, but the political reverberations could go on for some time. Colorado Matters wraps up our series of conversations about the 2013 session, by hearing from CPR's state government reporter Megan Verlee, about some of the most politically contentious legislation.
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Colorado Matters marks the end of a jam-packed session of the state legislature by checking back in with two of the most powerful figures at the State Capitol -- House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and House Minority Leader Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs).
Colorado's state legislature finished its work for the year Wednesday afternoon. In the end, a session marked by late nights and big fights wrapped up on a calmer note, with lawmakers zipping through their final votes, before breaking for the next eight months.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is in Denver today to dedicate the new seat of judicial power in Colorado. The Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center is downtown, catty-corner from the state Capitol.
At the stroke of midnight, civil unions became the law of the land in Colorado.
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.
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.