This Week in the Legislature, March 11, 2013
This week, the Colorado Senate is expected to complete work on several controversial gun-control measures and send them off to the House for more action.
■ Today: The Colorado House is expected to debate for the first time a measure to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions.
■ Wednesday: The House Finance Committee will look at changes to the state’s enterprise zones, including requiring periodic reviews of existing zones to see if they are helping to boost those economies.
■ Thursday: The House Local Government Committee will look at a bill to allow voters to form job creation districts with taxing authority.
■ Next week: The Joint Budget Committee will hear the all-important spring revenue forecast, on which next year’s spending plan is based. It allows the JBC to finalize the budget and starts the process for the so-called Long Bill to be introduced into the Legislature.
All floor action and committees can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website, http://www.leg.state.co.us.