Colorado legislative leaders give their take on end of special session

Author: Marianne Goodland - October 3, 2017 - Updated: October 4, 2017

With a two-day special session under their belts and nothing to show for it but failed bills, Senate Republicans tried to sound a conciliatory tone toward Gov. John Hickenlooper. Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, and Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker, spoke to reporters after the special session adjourned just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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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.