Specific goals outlined during speech to General Assembly include legalizing civil unions, regulations for the marijuana industry, support for aerospace and a funding structure for the Medicaid expansion.
Colorado General Assembly
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.
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.