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Once again, Republicans and Democrats are splitting control of Colorado’s General Assembly. Neither party is optimistic major policy changes can be pushed through. Colorado’s 2016...
On the final day of the legislative session Wednesday, Colorado’s conservation community praised state lawmakers for staving off a slew of bills aimed at turning back the clock on the Ritter administration’s “New Energy Economy” and also for passing a handful of bills that actually advance the state’s reputation as a leader in clean energy policies.
DENVER-- Gov. Bill Ritter, Senate President Brandon Shaffer and House Speaker Terrance Carroll told a crowd of mostly media gathered on the west steps of the Capitol this afternoon that the majority-party legislative agenda this session would focus on creating and maintaining jobs in the state and balancing the budget. The three men also underlined the value they placed on a bipartisan approach to achieving their priorities. A scheduled conference called by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper who would be announcing his candidacy for governor just hours later, however, hung over the event and suggested how difficult true bipartisanship might be to effect this election year.