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Legislation In The Time Of Coronavirus

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17min 30sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Some hallways at the state capitol were already empty on March 12, 2020, days before the legislature agreed to suspend its session.

Lawmakers aren't getting ready for 100 years of solitude. Just two weeks or so. But the decision to adjourn the session has still thrown things into disarray in the state capitol, and in this episode of the podcast. Hosts Bente Birkeland, Andrew Kenney, along with Denver Post political reporter Saja Hindi, recorded their conversation on Thursday evening, when a closure seemed imminent, but hadn't been announced. Well, by late Friday lawmakers had agreed to close and by Saturday afternoon , it should be a done deal.

There are still a lot big questions about what this will mean for the legislature, the state budget, and for other policy priorities, and we get into them all in this week's episode.