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Colorado lawmakers at odds as tax fix special session opens

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers concluded the first day of a special session intended to fix a mistake in an intricate spending law with few signs that a solution is coming.
  
The House gave initial approval to a fix on Monday but its fate in the GOP-led Senate is uncertain.
  
Senate Democrats had a similar proposal that Republicans voted it down in committee. Senate Republican leaders say a special session is wasteful and also question whether a fix will violate provisions of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of Rights.
  
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the special session and said he still hopes lawmakers can find a solution this week.
  
Leaders for a handful of agencies, including Denver's Regional Transportation District, say the spending law removed their ability to collect millions in sales taxes on recreational marijuana.

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