There are just four working days left in the state legislative session, and around 130 bills still actively in the process.
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.
It’s only the first day of spring, but Colorado’s wildfire season has already begun. The Galena fire has scorched roughly 1300 acres outside of Fort Collins.