Awake To The Midnight Hour, Lawmakers Strike Final Deals

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A woman walks down the stairs in the rotunda of the Colorado State Capitol as lawmakers work on the final day of the session Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

As the 2018 legislative session drew to a close, lawmakers reached deals to shore up the state retirement fund, solve a controversy over the Colorado Civil Rights Division and change liquor sales laws.

CPR News legislative reporter Sam Brasch tells Colorado Matters the legislature also boosted transportation spending and referred a ballot measure on redistricting to voters. Throughout the session lawmakers dealt with a sexual harassment scandal that led to formal complaints against at least five members.

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