Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, stands at the Senate podium on the first day in his new position. Colorado state legislators, along with their family members and friends, gather for the 72nd General Assembly's first regular session on January 4, 2019, in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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