Just three weeks into the annual legislative session and Colorado lawmakers are off to a slower start than previous years. But a top Democrat priority bill, aimed at higher education funding, will soon gets its first hearing.
The 2013 election is over, but the stunning defeat of Amendment 66 last Tuesday may impact Governor Hickenlooper’s re-election bid in 2014.
Amendment 64 paved the way for the legal use of recreational marijuana in Colorado. It also tasked state lawmakers with enacting an excise tax on marijuana sales to fund public school construction.
Coloradans face two statewide ballot measures this November. Both seek to raise taxes, but for very different reasons.
Another Republican has joined the field of candidates seeking to challenge Democratic Senator Mark Udall in 2014.