"I am being harassed and I am being violated and accusations against me are not true," Lebsock told reporters at the state Capitol.
In a statement, Speaker Duran said she supports “the right of a victim to decide how they want these personal and sensitive situations to be handled.”
Last week nine legislators, lobbyists and staffers accused Democratic state Rep. Steve Lebsock of sexual misconduct.
Nine staffers, lobbyists and lawmakers say they’ve faced unwanted sexual attention from Rep. Steve Lebsock.
Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham touted passage of two other bills that had divided their parties for years.
Separate bipartisan proposals could raise the state sales tax and free money in the existing budget for roads, schools and health care.
First the deal has to get through the legislature, which the bill's sponsor says will take some work.
With the Colorado legislative session more than a third of the way over, negotiators are still hard at work on transportation funding and details are few.
When the Denver Democrat was first elected to the state House, she was the youngest Latina. Now she's its first Latina speaker.
The following are the prepared remarks of Cristanta Duran, Speaker of the House on the opening day of the 7st Colorado General Assembly.