Legislative session begins in Colorado


  • Pam Zubeck
State lawmakers got back to work on Jan. 10, as the second regular session of the 71st General Assembly convened at the state capitol in Denver.

It was an eventful off-season, with a bungled special session, shifting party affiliations and high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct. It's likely to be an eventful season, too, with a revenue surplus setting the stage for battles over education, transportation and public pensions.

Democrats hold a nine-seat majority in the House. Republicans control the Senate by one seat. And the governor's office is occupied by centrist Democrat John Hickenlooper, who is in his last term.

If you're a nerd like us, maybe you'll get a kick out of the pomp and circumstance as legislative leadership swear in the lawmakers.

Keep up with the Indy for legislative news throughout the session.

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