The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session
"Democrats’ efforts in recent years to pass legislation to support Colorado’s immigrants living in the U.S. illegally repeatedly have been blocked by Republicans. And now they are expected to return."
"Look to Democrats to bolster funding and potentially work to expand the state’s driver’s license program for those in the U.S. unlawfully. It has been plagued by long wait times for applicants because of a lack of resources."
"Also, state Rep. Leslie Herod said she plans to reintroduce a measure rejected by Republicans rejected that would reduce the maximum jail sentence for Class 2 misdemeanors from one year to 364 days. The change would help prevent those living in the country illegally who are convicted of such a crime from getting on the radar of federal immigration officials."
“It will be very similar to last year,” the Denver Democrat said."