By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

General Assembly 2023 session opens


January 11, 2023

The Colorado General Assembly began its 2023 session next Monday, Jan. 9. With dozens of new lawmakers joining the legislature, out of 100 total, the session promises to be a little more chaotic than usual.

In the State House, there will eventually be 31 new lawmakers out of 65. Republicans lost ground in the November elections, dropping from 24 members to 19, a historic low. Democrats, at 46, now hold a better than two-thirds majority, meaning they could override any veto from the Governor. That also gives them the ability to send constitutional amendments to the voters for the 2024 e...

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