Vigil: A busy session

The 2015 legislative session in the Capitol recently passed the mid-point, and I wanted to take the opportunity to share some highlights of this session and outline what I hope to accomplish with the time that remains.

On March 18, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB15-1034 into law, bringing another judge to Colorado’s 12th Judicial District. The district — which covers Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties — was understaffed and operating at 72 percent of its capacity. The addition of a full-time judge should allow the district to keep up with an increasing caseload and deliver the speedy legal resolution that all Coloradans deserve.

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