This week, lawmakers proclaimed Sine Die. It’s a Latin phrase that translates to “without day” but in Colorado, it signals the end of the legislative session. After almost 120 days of votes and debates over more than 600 bills, how did it go?
Think back to January, when the state legislature convened with a focus on economic recovery. Coloradans were still wearing masks, restaurants and local businesses were coping with crowd limits, unemployment lines were seemingly endless and the economic outlook was bleak.
Today, thanks to the vaccine, COVID is receding and businesses across the state are slowly returning to “normal.” Are we solidly on the road to recovery or will Colorado lag behind other states? Will any of the more than 600 bills contemplated by this legislature move our economy toward recovery?
“I’ve felt deep, deep sadness this week for the 19 million women and girls across the earth in Afghanistan. Eleven million women in America head back to college in the coming weeks and 144 women sit in our U.S. Capitol leading our country. Sadly, the women now ruled by the Taliban face a sudden and horrifying shift in their lives that we can’t fathom here.”