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Lawmakers consider road ahead in wake of inconclusive special session on pot tax

Author: Ernest Luning - October 11, 2017 - Updated: October 11, 2017

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There’s no guarantee, but lawmakers on both sides say they’re hopeful they can come up with a way to let special districts again collect sales tax on recreational marijuana when the Colorado Legislature convenes in January.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.