Colorado Lawmakers Look To Have Busy Week As Session Wraps Up

Colorado's legislature must adjourn for the year by midnight Wednesday -- and they still have a lot of work to do.

Many of the session's biggest bills are still in progress. They include a Democratic effort to let the state retain taxpayer refunds in coming years, an accounting change that Republicans say undermines the state constitution.

There are also efforts underway to provide Coloradans with more affordable housing resources; a bill that would seek voter approval for billions in transportation bonds; and contentious debates over money for charter schools.

Legislative leaders have suspended the usual procedural rules for the end of the session, meaning bill hearings and votes can happen extremely rapidly, with little public notice.

All told, state lawmakers introduced almost 700 bills during their four-month session.