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Latino Caucus Numbers, Influence Growing At Colorado Capitol

Scott Franz
Capital Coverage

This year's Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history. There are 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. There is also one Republican who is Latino. The caucus' growing influence is illustrated by the election of Leroy Garcia as Senate president, the first Latino to serve in the position.

The Denver Post reports the members of the caucus have ambitious plans for the 2020 session. They are sponsoring or signing onto proposals dealing with immigration, the environment, health care costs, family leave, abolishing the death penalty and repealing Columbus Day.