Colorado GOP leader suggests shorter legislative session
December 23, 2008
DENVER ” One legislative leader has an idea to save the state money ” cut the time lawmakers spend at the Capitol.
Colorado House Minority Leader Mike May wants lawmakers to reduce the legislative session to 90 days from 120. The Republican from Parker says that would cut legislators’ pay and force them to concentrate on balancing the state budget.
May’s suggestion comes as lawmakers are responding an economic forecast showing the state will have to shave spending by about $640 million by June 30.
May thinks the Legislature can shorten its session by reducing the number of bills it considers. The new session will start the first full week in January.