One of the biggest and most consequential battles of the 2020 legislative session is expected to start this week, once Democrats unveil their latest plan to create a statewide paid family leave program.
A bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature would enable counties in the state to regulate the short term rental industry in the same way that towns and cities already can.
Gov. Jared Polis recently outlined an ambitious agenda for lawmakers in 2020. He vowed to reduce health care costs, find a solution to the state’s road funding woes and get more children into preschool. But some of the governor’s priorities will prove to be contentious.
There were the usual jokes and friendly banter between the House and Senate.
State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle exchanged hugs in a chamber that felt a bit like a school getting back to work after an eight-month break.