Legislative Wrap Up

The 2018 legislative session saw big wins for transportation, PERA funding

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the 2018 legislative session as the most successful one under his two terms in office.

The session saw bipartisan compromise on a number of big issues, including fixes to the Public Employees’ Retirement Association as well as funding solutions for transportation and two state entities — the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Colorado Energy Office.

But compromise failed on a few fronts, including a push to establish a supervised injection facility and attempts to ban assault weapons and bump stocks statewide.

Here’s a rundown of session highlights, and a look at initiatives that are anticipated to make a comeback next year.

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