House Speaker Crisanta Duran, left, hands the gavel to incoming Speaker KC Becker on the first day of the 72nd General Assembly on January 4, 2019, in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.

Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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Colorado to challenge Trump administration decision ending states’ waiver for stricter vehicle-emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday is set to end a waiver that allowed California and other states to have tighter vehicle emissions rules than ones mandated federally

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EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

A dozen states -- including Colorado -- and the District of Columbia also follow California's fuel economy standards