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Sine Die: Wednesday marks the final day of Colorado Legislature

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After 120 days, Wednesday marks the final day for Senators and Representatives to gather at the state capitol for the 2nd regular session of the 71st General Assembly. 

During the 4 month period, lawmakers initially set their sights on education, transportation, and childcare. 

As the session ends, the Senate will work to pass through a final version of its transportation bill- which allocates $495 million to Colorado roads and bridges.

The bill also includes plans for those funds to make it to local roads in addition to highways and interstates. 

This session, the budget passed by the legislature included an increase in K-12 per pupil funding, rural schools will also receive an additional $30 million, and high education will get more than $75 million. 

Another major priority this legislative session: finding a solution to the state's pension program 'PERA' (Public Employees Retirement Association). 

The bi-partisan bill made its way through the Senate and House, the Senate has requested a conference committee on the amended bill. 

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