Several hundred union workers and leaders gather for a rally in support of Wisconsin union workers outside the Colorado capitol.
Credit Photo by Kirk Siegler
Union protests following the labor battle at the Wisconsin legislature are spilling into other states. In Colorado, union leaders and workers staged a rally Tuesday outside the state capitol where public employee unions protested proposed cuts to their benefits.
A bill that aims to repeal Colorado’s hospital provider fee has a hearing before the House Health and Environment Committee Thursday. But supporters argue the legislation has been a win-win for both hospitals and the uninsured.
Recent calls for civility in politics hit a bump in the road at the state capitol last week. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about that and the confirmation of a controversial member Governor John Hickenlooper’s cabinet that’s already causing partisan divisions.