A number of female and Latino candidates won their primary races for a seat at the state capitol.
Leaders have appointed an interim committee to hash out recommendations from an outside human resources firm over the summer.
As Democrats in the House push ahead with their effort to expel one of their members over sexual harassment, Republicans in both chambers are raising objections.
Cassie Tanner, a former legislative aide, has accused Lebsock of unbuttoning her blouse at a Young Democrats event in 2015.
Opening day of the 2018 legislative session is marked by a call to high ideals and staking out territory on key issues.
Prepared remarks of Democratic Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran to open the second regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly.
A billion-dollar industry in Colorado finds itself on shaky ground after AG Sessions makes a move that contradicts what he once said to senators.
Formal complaints have been filed against two Democratic House members and two Republican senators. All have denied the allegations.
"I am being harassed and I am being violated and accusations against me are not true," Lebsock told reporters at the state Capitol.