Republican lawmakers sue Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia

Colorado state Senate Republicans on Tuesday sued Leroy Garcia, the Senate president, over the use of multiple computers to read a 2,000-page bill Monday, claiming the move violated the state Constitution.

“I’m hopeful this will ensure there is a full process,” said state Sen. Bob Gardner, a Colorado Springs Republican who is a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Also named in the lawsuit is Cindi Markwell, the secretary of the Senate. Other plaintiffs are state Sen. John Cooke, a Weld County Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker.

A Denver District Court judge on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order and has scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday to hear arguments in the case. The order forbids Senate leadership from using a similar tactic to read bills at length if requested by a lawmaker.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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