Legislative Action Committee Update and Session Preview
Andrea Wilkins (Staff Lobbyist, LWVCO) previewed the 2018 session. At the moment, they are tracking about 20 bills, but in the last session they tracked 139. Follow Frank Bennet’s good work on the Legislative Letter.
Factors affecting the climate of the legislature include #MeToo, funding, and upcoming elections. The state budget outlook predicts a good economy although the cost of housing slows people moving into the state. We can expect an increase in revenues, so there will probably be no TABOR refunds.
Some of the big issues will be addressing the cost of living in Colorado, transportation, PERA, opioids, and broadband access. The League will put a lot of effort into the national popular vote issue.