Now that the state legislature has failed to redraw new congressional lines, it’ll be up to a judge to pick a congressional map for Colorado to help determine future members of Congress. Republicans and Democrats have filed lawsuits in Denver District Court and expect the process to move fairly quickly.
While legislative leaders in both parties spent the final days of the state’s legislative session trading barbs back and forth, one person remained largely unscathed. Governor John Hickenlooper managed to stay above the fray and win high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his management style. Still the Governor acknowledges he didn’t accomplish everything on his agenda.
Now that the state's annual 120 day legislative session is finished, legislative leaders and the Governor took time on Thursday to reflect on how things went. And while all agree on the major accomplishments and disappointments, they don't always agree on who should get the credit or blame.
State lawmakers wrapped up their annual 120 day legislative session on Wednesday but not without some tense moments that threatened to shut down state government operations, and possibly force lawmakers into a special session.