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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Denver’s DeGette wields subpoena power as Democrats prepare to investigate Trump. Here’s how she’ll use it.

The Denver congresswoman says while Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations are still trying to prioritize, the Trump administration is in their crosshairs

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More electric vehicles will likely be available in Colorado after a new executive order from Gov. Polis

The move puts Colorado on a path to be aligned with California’s zero-emission vehicles standards. The auto industry immediately pushed back

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done