Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, talks with blogger David Thielen about increasing citizen participation at the state Capitol. Thielen writes at ColoradoPols that the number of lobbyists working bills “was a real eye-opener to (Carroll) when she first started in the legislature. She at first was wondering who are all these people and why are they affecting my legislation. Morgan sees this problem not as one of the individual lobbyists, but a system where the legislators are term limited, but the lobbyists are not.”
Carroll, an attorney, headed a special interim commission this summer on Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-governmental provider of workers compensation insurance.