Colorado Politics



Hickenlooper Says Decision on Special Session After Floods ‘A Day or Two’ Away

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday his administration is within “a day or two” from making a decision on if a special legislative session is needed to address issues in the wake of Colorado’s massive and deadly floods.

“We’re basically going out to every agency and asking them to push down into their bureaucracies … what are the issues you foresee and do we need legislation for any of these, so we’re gathering that information,” Hickenlooper said.

The governor added that to his knowledge there’s nothing that “rises to the level” of needing legislation, “but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.”  Read More

Colorado's delegation races potential shutdown, winter for federal aid

Colorado's Congressional delegation is racing against a potential government shutdown and the coming winter to usher federal flood help to the state.

Colorado's two Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner introduced legislation in their respective chambers Wednesday that would lift a $100 million cap on how much federal money can be shipped to states for disaster highway repair.

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