By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

General Assembly returns following 10-week COVID hiatus


(Courtesy photo)

STATE SENATOR Jerry Sonnenberg wearing a mask on the Senate floor.

The Colorado General Assembly returned after a 10-week hiatus to do the one thing they're required to do every year by the State Constitution: pass a balanced State budget.

It got off to a somewhat slow start.

After putting the Long Appropriations Bill for 2020-21, as the State budget is known, in front of lawmakers on Tuesday, the process got waylaid by protesters Thursday night, mostly white.

That caused Democratic leaders to cancel Friday's session, the day the House was scheduled to begin debate on the budget. That process will resume this week and the budget should be wrapped up by...

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