Colorado’s General Assembly will have no shortage of issues to grapple with this year.
Top of mind for many Democrats, who assume complete control of state government this month, are policies they’ve long advocated for such as paid leave for workers attending to family matters and banning conversion therapy to “heal” gay men and women.
Other topics that are sure to drive the agenda at the Capitol as lawmakers return Friday are tax reform, gun control and climate change. Republicans will have little sway over the big stuff. However, party leaders and political observers expect representatives in the minority will leave their fingerprints on nuanced changes that will serve the needs of their constituents. And not all Democrats are cut from the same ideological cloth, which means no proposal is a sure thing.