PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- Two southern Colorado lawmakers are asking the state to pay the cost of last year's recall elections in Pueblo and El Paso counties.
State Sen. George Rivera, a Republican from Pueblo, and state Sen. Bernie Herpin, a Republican from Colorado Springs, have told Secretary of State Scott Gessler they believe the state is required to cover the $270,000 it cost Pueblo County and the $150,000 it cost El Paso County to conduct the special elections last year.
Those recall races ousted Democratic state Sens. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, and John Morse, of Colorado Springs over their votes on gun issues. Rivera and Herpin were elected to replace them.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, Gessler isn't opposed to reimbursing the counties if the Legislature provides the funds to do it.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.