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Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirusBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
Should the Colorado legislature shut down because of coronavirus? The conversation is well underway.
The Colorado General Assembly’s leadership is seeking information on what it would mean for them to temporarily halt lawmaking as COVID-19 anxieties spread. One top lawmaker is already urging people to postpone Capitol tours.
A number of GOP members of the statehouse declined to talk about the measures. Several who did said they disagree with the slate of legislation.
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused
Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.
Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports
Hansen is the 21st lawmaker in the current 100-member Colorado General Assembly to have entered a post at the Capitol at some point through the vacancy committee process. His successor will now also be picked by a vacancy committee.
The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation