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W(h)ither The Big Bills?

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A bicyclist looks at the message on the garage door of a home on Grandview Avenue as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Arvada, Colo.

Remember the start of the legislative session, when all talk was about paid family leave, the public option, and how Jared Polis might use his power as governor in the months ahead? Yeah, it feels like a lifetime ago to us too. But this week, Andy and Bente will be talking about those same things again, about whether there's any hope for those two big Democratic priorities this year, the unprecedented ways Polis has acted through the pandemic, and the backlash that's starting to develop.

And some news from the Purplish team: with the legislature still on break, we will be taking one too. The show is going on hiatus starting next week, but we'll be back once the political landscape starts to emerge from hibernation. So keep an eye on your podcast feeds!