Legislative special session expected to take three days

Posted at 10:12 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 12:12:06-04

DENVER -- Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling the House and Senate back in session to deal with unresolved issues surrounding special districts’ authority to levy sales tax on the sale of retail marijuana.

The session is expected to last three days, but it may not be as easy of a fix as many people think.

“I think it can get done and probably will get done,” political reporter Blair Miller of told Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged.  “Right now Republicans and Democrats are battling against each other on twitter and everywhere. Republicans don’t want this to happen necessarily, they think it’s a TABOR [Taxpayers Bill of Rights] thing.  Democrats say ‘look there’s money here that needs to go to these things that’s not going to get there.’”

The Governor says SB 17-267 inadvertently prevented some government entities from collecting taxes on the sale of retail marijuana, making it harder for some special districts and other government entities to pay for services.

The special session will convene October 2.

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