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Historic break in session


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 9:56am

Given the current Coronavirus pandemic and Governor Polis' State of Epidemic Disaster Emergency the legislature deemed it prudent to adjourn for two weeks, returning on March 30, 2020 to limit the spread of COVID19.

Believing we are the first Colorado legislature to do so, here is the thought process. 100 legislators, all with one aide, half that many volunteer interns, 35 or so partisan staff, probably 100 more nonpartisan staff, 15 sergeants enforcing the rules plus a 100 or so lobbyists and you can see we've almost doubled the Governor's recommendation of avoiding meetings of 250 or mor...

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