Colorado Legislature nears bumpy finish
May 11, 2011
DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers have a bumpy final day of the 2011 session on tap.
Lawmakers have until midnight to agree on divisive congressional maps, with dozens of lawmakers jostling to make sure their favorite bills aren’t forgotten before the final gavels fall and unfinished bills die.
Republicans and Democrats face a narrowing window to agree on new congressional lines as required by law after every census. The two sides have not been able to agree, and the matter appears headed to the courts or a costly special session.
Lawmakers also have to finish work on new marijuana regulations, an anti-bullying measure and new safety measures for tow-truck drivers.