Colorado lawmakers wrap up special session with little to show

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado lawmakers wrapped up a special session Wednesday with little to show for returning to work. It was an extraordinary session, with quite ordinary results.

The Legislature convened its first special session since 2006 on Monday. Lawmakers were called back to Denver by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who wanted them to reconsider a civil unions measure for same-sex couples.

But the civil unions proposal failed in a Republican House committee, and many of the additional bills Hickenlooper asked lawmakers to consider perished, too.

The Senate rejected a proposal to set a blood marijuana limit for drivers. A bill to create "benefit corporations" died in the House. The Legislature passed just three bills - one on water projects, one on unemployment insurance and one on machinery regulation.

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