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Opening Day of 2018 Colorado State Assembly

Opening Day of 2018 Colorado State Assembly

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Colorado State Sen. Owen Hill, Republican from Colorado Springs, showed his daughters firsthand what Dad does at work. Hill's daughters Ellis Hill, 9, and Elinor Hill, 7, were at his side for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado State Sen. Owen Hill, Republican from Colorado Springs, showed his daughters firsthand what Dad does at work. Hill's daughters Ellis Hill, 9, and Elinor Hill, 7, were at his side for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado State Sen. Owen Hill, Republican from Colorado Springs, showed his daughters firsthand what Dad does at work. Hill's daughters Ellis Hill, 9 (left), and Elinor Hill, 7, were at his side for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado State Rep. Larry Liston (center), Republican from Colorado Springs, welcomes members of the Mitchell High School ROTC to the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Cadets Rosa Henson, Kaige Jones, Benjamin Hunt and Saira Ramos (left to right) were members were presented the colors on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Bob Gardner during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cadets for the Mitchell High School ROTC were the Colorado Guard for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Rosa Henson (front) marches to the front of the House of Representatives while Cadet Kaige Jones carries the American flag. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran addresses the Colorado House of Representatives for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert looks over his paperwork during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Patrick Neville addresses the Colorado House of Representatives for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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House Majority Leader KC Becker during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Tony Exum (right) talks to Rep. Pete Lee during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Bob Gardner during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Tony Exum (right) talks to Rep. Pete Lee during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Mike Merrifield during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen, Beth Martinez Humenik during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen, Beth Martinez Humenik during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Jim Wilson during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Tony Exum (right) talks to Rep. Pete Lee during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Senate President Kevin Gratham addresses the Colorado State Senate for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Senate President Kevin Gratham addresses the Colorado State Senate for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Mike Merrifield during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Senate President Kevin Gratham addresses the Colorado State Senate for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Steve Lebsock during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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House Majority Leader KC Becker during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Leslie Herod during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Marc Catlin during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Daneya Esgar during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Kent Lambert during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. Kent Lambert during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Sen. John Cooke during a recess on the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Former Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt was in attendance at the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Joanne Ginal talks to Former Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt at the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Patrick Neville addresses the Colorado House of Representatives for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Yeulin Willett during the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Phil Covarrubias and Rep. Steve Lebsock (left to right) talks to during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert looks over his paperwork during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rep. Patrick Neville addresses the Colorado House of Representatives for the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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House Majority Leader KC Becker during the opening day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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