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Capitol Coverage: Possible Special Session

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm by , in Capitol Coverage

State lawmakers may come back to the capitol sooner than expected. Governor John Hickenlooper is considering calling a special legislative session to, among other things, address transportation funding. Bente Birkeland has more…

 

The Governor says there are two main drivers for a possible special session. First, lawmakers failed to pass a bi-partisan measure to send a transportation ballot question to voters this fall to get more money for roads. Second, the legislature didn’t fund the Colorado Energy Office.

Well in a special session you have a little more time and maybe bills can be assigned to where they get a fair hearing. Have the media and therefore the entire state see who is saying what, sometimes you get a more fair hearing by doing something like that. – Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper says he will only bring lawmakers back if he thinks it’ll be worth the time and money and will get something done. He last called a special session five years ago. I’m BB at the state capitol.