Legislators voted this session to once again put an amendment to remove slavery from the Colorado constitution on the November ballot.
2018 Colorado Legislature
The pension is now projected to fully fund the benefits owed to retirees within 30 years, down from 78 years.
Critics called for lawmakers to explore all options to pass at least some bills — including calling themselves back for a special session.
One killed bill would have allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat autism spectrum disorders.
School nurses will be able to administer medical marijuana to students, but cannabis tasting rooms won't be opening anytime soon.
The two other bills would have allowed out-of-state landowners to vote in Colorado elections and lowered the cost of some tobacco products for out-of-state customers.
Colorado’s $82 million increase in the 2018 budget will help. But tuition costs are still expected to grow by 3.7 percent at CU and 3 percent at CSU.
The I-70 expansion, record road fatalities and poor infrastructure conditions: what will receive the budget windfall?
But prison officials warn lawmakers they could run out of space to hold people as soon as next year.
Leaders have appointed an interim committee to hash out recommendations from an outside human resources firm over the summer.