The state legislative session mercifully comes to a close this week allowing all working Coloradans to finally release the death-like grip on their wallets from which lawmakers have successfully extracted billions of our hard-earned dollars for their spending enjoyment.
The final hours have taken on a circus-like atmosphere, with Democrats in disarray as usual because they can’t get their act together and manage a timely schedule through which to complete pending bills.
Also known as legislating 101.
The reviews are in, and it’s a full-blown sh#t show.
Declining to criticize how the House managed its calendar this session, Senate President Stephen Fenberg compares decision-making to “fog of war.” Here we have live footage from the Colorado House. #coleg #copolitics pic.twitter.com/5wfEeKNOle
— Erica Meltzer (@meltzere) May 10, 2022
— CO Peak Politics (@COpeakpolitics) May 10, 2022
Now Democrats are begging for a special session because they didn’t get their homework done on time, which would cost taxpayers $30,000 day.
— Richard Turnquist (@RichardDaleT) May 10, 2022
— Michael Fields (@MichaelCLFields) May 10, 2022
Here’s where things stood Tuesday.
— Colorado House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) May 10, 2022
Which wasn’t much of an improvement from Monday night, when 116 bills were still on the shelf.
Yet it’s somehow the fault of Republicans that Democrats waited until the last minute to realize they were out of time.
— Colorado Newsline (@NewslineCO) May 10, 2022
And here’s how it will all end.
For the second year in a row, #Colorado #Democrats will end the legislative session by trying to ram through as many late, frivolous, unnecessary bills as possible, minus any semblance of quality control, because they can’t responsibly manage a legislative calendar #copolitics https://t.co/eCVxAxRRW0
— Sean Paige (@SeanPaige) May 10, 2022