March 19, 2020 •
Despite Capitol Shutdown, Colorado Lawmakers Are Considering COVID-19 Responses
Even with the Capitol closed and the legislative session suspended, Colorado lawmakers are working behind the scenes to craft legislation addressing COVID-19.
Lawmakers are considering a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members activated in response to the spread of the virus.
The Democratic majority in the House plans to prioritize continued downpayment of the debt owed to school districts.
Other conversations include how to provide immediate relief to businesses.
Industries eligible for relief include the retail and restaurant sectors, where most of the layoffs are occurring.
While the General Assembly temporarily recessed the legislative session to March 30, it is becoming increasingly unlikely the term will resume on that date.
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