Surrounded by more than a hundred supporters, civil rights commissioners and the staff of the state's civil rights agency, Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday signed into law the bill that keeps the agency on course for the next nine years.
With just over 36 hours to go in the 2018 legislative session, one issue that has yet to be resolved is what happens to the state's Division of Civil Rights and Colorado Civil Rights Commission. And it's possible the House Democrats are willing to risk letting the bill go in favor of bigger changes next year.
Senate Republican leaders Monday reviewed the last major issues remaining with one last full week to go in Colorado's 2018 legislative session: transportation, the state pension plan and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
For five months, Ryan Parsell watched a neighbor's house in eastern El Paso County become a haven for drugs, prostitution and theft. The neighbor had passed away and squatters moved in, Parsell told the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee in a hearing last month.
Before the session started, Rep. Cole Wist told Colorado Politics it wasn't right that crime victims or their families put their heads on their pillows each night not knowing where the inmate is jailed.