There is no pressing need for Gov. Hickenlooper to call a special session on Oct. 2 to tweak some language in a marijuana tax law.
That’s the message from state Senate President Kevin Grantham to Gov. Hickenlooper when Balance of Power airs Sunday morning on 9NEWS.
It’s barely caused a hiccup in financing for special districts in collecting sales taxes on marijuana sales — one half of percent of the RTD budget.
That’s not exactly an emergency to inconvenience 100 members of the legislature to reconvene, costing taxpayers nearly $100,000.
Especially when the problem can wait another two months to fix it when the legislative session convenes in January.
He also threw a bit of fire at Hickenlooper, arguing that the governor did not engage enough with Republican lawmakers before calling the special session.
“He is taking a lot of time out of his schedule to work in this bipartisan fashion with a Republican governor from Ohio,” Grantham said. “But he doesn’t seem to be able to do the same here in Colorado, so maybe a little bit more focus here would have been warranted.”
Hick signaled he’s willing to reconsider his decision after talking with Grantham about his concerns.