This Week in the Legislature
The annual legislative two-step dance done under the Capitol dome every year is half over, with the Senate completing its work on the measure and the House about to begin. It’s a dance because the House will completely undo everything senators did to the $20.5 billion plan, clearing the way to put their own mark on the budget.
■ Today: The Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will hear testimony on a bill designed to limit local or state enforcement of any gun-control measure that may be approved by Congress.
■ Wednesday: The Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee will debate the Dog Protection Act.
■ Thursday: The Senate Health & Human Services Committee will consider a bill to place a measure on next year’s ballot to bring universal health care to the state.
■ Next week: The Legislature will place their finishing touches on the state budget and then discuss how it will allocate about $3.1 billion to public schools.
All floor action and committees can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website, http://www.leg.state.co.us.