Hickenlooper, GOP square off over ‘simple fix’ to pot tax in looming special session

Author: Joey Bunch and Ernest Luning - September 29, 2017 - Updated: December 31, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic lawmakers say it’s a simple fix, but Republicans say it’s anything but. As next week’s special legislative session approaches — it’s set to convene Monday — Republican leaders in the Capitol and outside pressure groups are ramping up their opposition and predict the endeavor will be an expensive waste of time. It isn’t the reaction Hickenlooper expected when he issued a formal call for the session earlier in September so lawmakers could correct a drafting error in a tax bill that’s costing some special districts hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.

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Joey Bunch and Ernest Luning