The state’s legislative session is half over, and leaders in both parties are taking stock of where things stand and what’s left. Not surprisingly Republicans and Democrats have very different takes on how well the session is progressing.
State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to increase the daily expense rate for legislators who live outside of Denver. Every non-metro area lawmaker could get nearly 4 thousand additional dollars each year.
A federal judge is weighing whether a lawsuit against the Tax Payers Bill of Rights should move forward. Plaintiffs are suing the state, saying TABOR violates the U.S. constitution because it strips the state legislature of its power to tax. But Colorado is defending TABOR and filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum upended Colorado’s political establishment by winning last week’s Republican caucus, beating front-runner Mitt Romney. It was a move that most never saw coming.