Democrats in charge as Colorado Legislature convenes
DENVER — Democrats gaveled in their new Colorado legislative majority Friday, vowing to work for citizens not sharing in the state's growing economy by seeking to lower health care costs, enact paid family leave and protect air quality in this oil and gas-producing state. Those themes and a spate of others will dominate a session in which Democrats control both chambers and achieved a November elections trifecta with the easy gubernatorial win of Jared Polis, who next week succeeds term-limited Democrat John Hickenlooper.