9NEWS guide to being a citizen-lobbyist in Colorado

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14 January 2016
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Colorado News
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The 2016 session of Colorado’s legislature gaveled into business Wednesday morning.
The 120-day session will set a budget for state spending (which has already caused some public sparring between Democrats and Republicans) as well as enact hundreds of bills that change existing laws or establish new ones. Spending, crime, the economy, and social issues all regularly become the center of debate beneath Colorado’s Capitol dome.
It can seem daunting, but you can easily lobby your state legislature. For all of the formalities, it is possible for you to interact with lawmakers at several points in the process as they debate bills.
This guide is meant to help you become an effective citizen-lobbyist for your issue, no matter what it is you’re passionate about...