2020 legislative session

“It’s an 11 on the weird scale”: Colorado legislature makes an awkward return to the Capitol

A series of health and safety protocols reshaped what lawmaking looked like in the General Assembly as lawmakers restarted the legislative session

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A conversation about what to expect when the Colorado legislature returns to the Capitol on Tuesday

A rundown of the top storylines, major legislation and how the lawmaking will look when Colorado lawmakers resume the 2020 session

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How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears

The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart

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To balance budget, Colorado lawmakers add to PERA’s long-term debt and backtrack from landmark deal

The Joint Budget Committee eliminated a $225 million payment from the state to the pension in the next fiscal year

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Colorado lawmakers won’t be required to wear masks at Capitol when legislative session resumes

After GOP objections, the legislature’s guidelines fall far short of expert recommendations and public health orders

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Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify

The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record

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Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst

Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary

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Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

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Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst of the coronavirus will pass

The suspended legislative session will resume May 18 but legislative budget writers will get started sooner