The Colorado General Assembly gaveled to a start Wednesday, but leaders are calling it a “soft open.”
The state legislature plans to work for three days before adjourning until Feb. 16 — a move designed to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 as case counts rise.
The timeout punts the bulk of the lawmaking down the road at least a month, but the Democratic-led chambers say they need to pass a handful of time-sensitive bills to address mistakes from prior terms.
Read on for what to expect this week — and a look ahead to the remainder of the 2021 term.
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