State lawmakers share priorities and challenges as the legislature reconvenes

January 11, 2022
The Colorado State Captiol. March 12, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)The Colorado State Captiol. March 12, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
State lawmakers return to the capitol on Wednesday, January 12, for the start of the 2022 legislative session.

The Colorado state legislature gavels in for its 73rd General Assembly on Wednesday, January 12. Democrats will hold the majority once again in both the House and Senate, but as has been the case in each of those years, Republicans plan to make sure their voices are heard. Alec Garnett is the Speaker of the House, a Democrat from Denver. Hugh McKean is the House minority leader, a Republican from Loveland.