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Legislators Strain In Final Days

State legislators are headed into the last two days of their session with a $100 million problem and a Democratic Party sharply divided over employment rights for teachers, The Durango Herald reports.

By law, the Legislature must adjourn for the year Wednesday. That leaves just two days to figure out what to do about tenure for public school teachers and tax breaks for big businesses and senior citizen homeowners.

The teacher tenure bill – Senate Bill 191 – has to clear two votes in the House before it passes, and those votes cannot come on the same day. The rule leaves the sponsor, Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, with no room for error.

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