Legislature opens with an American first


Legislature opens with an American first

Colo. only state with black men leading House, Senate chambers
67th General Assembly

First day: Wednesday.

Last day: No later than May 7.

House: 65 members (38 Democrats and 27 Republicans).

Senate: 35 members (21 Democrats and 14 Republicans).

Legislative salaries: $30,000 a year, plus $45 to $150 a day per diem allowance during the session.

Coming up

Today: Gov. Bill Ritter’s State of the State speech.

Jan. 15: Ritter presents his initial ideas for budget cuts.

Key issues this year

- Budget cuts of perhaps $600 million.

- Finding new money for transportation.

- Reviewing new rules governing gas and oil production.

Watch online

The State of the State and all proceedings in the House are televised online at www.leg.state.co.us. Click on video/audio broadcasts of current proceedings.

Legislature opens with an American first

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