Colorado Legislature http://hppr.org en Colorado Legislative Session Opens Today Facing Guns, Schools, and Floods http://hppr.org/post/colorado-legislative-session-opens-today-facing-guns-schools-and-floods <p></p><p><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_24851336/colorado-legislature-opens-wednesday-floods-and-firearms-theme">The Denver Post</a> reported the Colorado Legislature will open the legislative session facing these issues:</p><ul><li>Education. &nbsp;How to finance education with the failure of Amendment 66.&nbsp; With significant reserves in the state education fund, lawmakers could use this pot of money to initiate some of the bill's more popular elements, such as a rolling student count system rather than a single count day for purposes of school funding. A financial transparency website that tracks money to the individual school level also proved popular.</li><li>Flood recovery.&nbsp; September's floods impacted 24 counties and killed 10 people. To date, millions of dollars in state and federal money have gone toward the disaster recovery.</li><li>Gun Battles.&nbsp; Republicans will attempt to "reform, rescind or revise" some of the gun bills.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 26464 at http://hppr.org Colorado Legislative Session Opens Today Facing Guns, Schools, and Floods