Sen. Winter’s accuser confidentiality amendment passed on a party-line vote and didn’t derail overall support for the rule change.
It's the House's turn to take up the budget bill, and Democratic leaders there are skeptical of the late transportation compromise that moved the bill through the Senate quickly.
Democratic Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and Republican Minority Leader Chris Holbert brokered the compromise.
The dispute started when Republicans, angry at how quickly Democrats were moving an oil and gas bill through the Senate, asked that a different 2,000-page bill be read out loud in the chamber.
Court Rules That Democrats' Use Of Computers To Accelerate The Reading Of A Bill Is Unconstitutional
Senate Democrats had tried the tactic after Republicans requested a 2,000-page bill be read at length to slow down the pace of Democratic-backed legislation.
Legislative rules allow for any lawmaker to request that a bill lined up for a vote be read at length.
The political playing field changed after Democrats swept both chambers of the legislature and the governor's office in the 2018 elections.
After voters put them in charge in November, Democrats say they'll embrace "the Colorado way of life." Republicans want their voice to be heard in that pursuit.
It has been decades since Democrats controlled all of Colorado’s statewide offices.
The letter asks House Minority Leader Patrick Neville and Senate Majority Leader Christ Holbert to complete the training before leaders meet to discuss changes the legislature's harassment policy.