Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino addresses the crowd on the opening day of the 2013 Legislature.

(Photo: CPR/Meghan Verlee)

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).

Before the session started, both men said they hoped it would be a collaborative one. After four months of divisive bills and passionate arguments, the two leaders talk about the issues that drove them apart, and a few where they were able to come together.