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First day of Colorado legislature’s special session ends with one bill gone, another to follow

Author: Marianne Goodland - October 2, 2017 - Updated: October 3, 2017

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It’s like a family reunion. Eventually there will be fights. The "family" - the Colorado General Assembly - returned to the state Capitol on Monday to begin a special session intended to fix an unintentional problem caused last May. And the fight broke out almost immediately.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.