Colorado Senate Democrats gather to elect a new leader, Oct. 9.
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Morgan Carroll, a Democrat from Aurora, was selected unanimously to lead the Colorado Senate after a short meeting Wednesday. Carroll, a staunch advocate for consumer rights issues and stricter oil and gas drilling rules, was previously the majority leader.
Supporters of an initiative that would increase Colorado sales and income taxes and earmark the money raised for education say they will have enough signatures to get the measure placed on the November election ballot. But as Daniel Costello reports, the backers will likely have an uphill battle convincing voters to pass the measure.