When the Colorado General Assembly convenes for the 72nd legislative session on Friday, expect to see a resurgence of bills that died in committee along party lines in 2018.
Several bills could see new life now that Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature. Interestingly, one proposal voted down by Republicans on the Legislative Council Committee in 2018 will be revived by a Republican House member precisely because it has a better chance of passing with Democrats in control.
No one understands how the Gallagher Amendment hurts rural Colorado more than Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale. He served on a special legislative panel called Alternatives to the Gallagher Amendment Interim Study Committee.