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Final day of the 2018 Colorado State Legislature

The legislature wrapped up Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Photos by Christian Murdock

Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, left, hugs Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, after a tribute for Rosenthal Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. It was the final day in the Colorado House of Representatives for both Lee and Rosenthal.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, left, hugs Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, after a tribute for Rosenthal Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. It was the final day in the Colorado House of Representatives for both Lee and Rosenthal. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Senate President Kevin Grantham R-District 2, speaks Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Senate President Kevin Grantham R-District 2, speaks Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, plays with a yoyo on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. She brought more than 75 yoyos for legislators and staff to help with the tension on the final day.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, plays with a yoyo on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. She brought more than 75 yoyos for legislators and staff to help with the tension on the final day. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, plays with his daughter, Gwendolyn Singer, 2, on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, plays with his daughter, Gwendolyn Singer, 2, on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Reps. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, left, and Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, talk on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Reps. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, left, and Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, talk on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, teaches Gwendolyn Singer, 2, how to play with a yoyo while her father, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, watches on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, teaches Gwendolyn Singer, 2, how to play with a yoyo while her father, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, watches on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, talks to Rep. James Wilson, R-Salida, on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, talks to Rep. James Wilson, R-Salida, on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Colorado Springs, gives a thumbs up while returning to her seat after speaking in the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Colorado Springs, gives a thumbs up while returning to her seat after speaking in the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lobbists Landon Gates, left, Moira Cullen, Jeff Thormodsgaard and Kara Miller eat take-out asian food on the rotunda outside the Senate Chambers Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lobbists Landon Gates, left, Moira Cullen, Jeff Thormodsgaard and Kara Miller eat take-out asian food on the rotunda outside the Senate Chambers Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, looks over a bill Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, looks over a bill Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, jokes with his fellow representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. It was the final day in the Colorado House of Representatives for both Lee and Rosenthal.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, jokes with his fellow representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. It was the final day in the Colorado House of Representatives for both Lee and Rosenthal. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, teaches Gwendolyn Singer, 2, how to play with a yoyo while her father, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, watches on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, teaches Gwendolyn Singer, 2, how to play with a yoyo while her father, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, watches on the floor of the Colorado State House of Representatives Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the final day of the Colorado State Legislature at the Capitol in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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