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Colorado legislature’s special session ends with angst and little else

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

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Two bills intended to fix an inadvertent error made in a law passed by the Colorado General Assembly in the 2017 regular session were both killed by the Senate Transportation Committee, with a 3-2 Republican majority citing constitutional concerns over what Democrats said was a quick, easy fix.

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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.