Today marked the opening day of the state’s 67th General Assembly. It was a historic day for Colorado. For the first time ever, two African Americans now hold the top leadership spots in both legislative chambers. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
Democrats at the state capital say Colorado will need to increase fees to help pay for the state’s ailing roads and bridges. Democratic lawmakers are working with Republicans on a transportation package, but as Bente Birkeland reports, Republicans say they’re wary of more fees.
Colorado’s 67th legislative session begins today. Lawmakers are expected to grapple with a projected 600 million dollar budget shortfall and cuts to key programs. Bente Birkeland sat down with the next Speaker of the House to talk about his priorities for the legislative session and his new role.
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