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Divided Colorado legislature at midpoint of session

Colorado lawmakers are trying to focus on the positive as they near the halfway point of their 120-day session.

House Speaker Frank McNulty says hearings on congressional redistricting are going well and lawmakers hope to have it done before they go home in May. The midway point is Sunday.

Since the session began in January, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has only signed 29 bills of more than 500 bills introduced. Meanwhile, 123 have been killed.

Democrats control the Senate and Republicans now controls the House.

Given that, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says both sides are trying to tread lightly trying to find common ground on the major remaining issues. That includes passing a budget for next year, funding education and redrawing congressional districts.


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