On the opening day of the legislative session, leaders of both parties in the Colorado House and Senate focused on the economy but with different ideas on how to spur growth.
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.
As students at Arapahoe High School return to class after last month’s attack, state lawmakers are working to boost a program designed to prevent school violence.
From gun policy to education reform to election laws, Republicans and Democrats are poised to fight over many of the same issues this year that made the last legislative session so intense.
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.