In their brief meeting on the House floor Mondat, legislators took time to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King.
They also lamented the lack of coffee and food.
Here are a few things that happened Monday:
- Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) was passing around a symbolic cash cow to support participants in the National Western Stock Show.
- Rep. Terrance Carroll (D-Denver) praised Martin Luther King, and referred to an article in the Rocky Mountain News reporting that black youths in Colorado are more likely to be incarcerated than the national average.
- Rep. Alice Borodkin (D-Denver) was collecting money for food, and commented that there wasn’t a “crumb in the house.” Around the same time, another lawmaker made sure assembly members understood that coffee in the break room was on an “honor system,” and that money would also need to be collected to continue the service.
Food hasn’t been as easy to come by since voters approved Amendment 41, restricting gifts that lobbyists can give to public officials.