Proposals that could have closed a prison and removed Trinidad State Nursing Home from the veterans nursing home funding pool died on the final day of the legislative session Wednesday, The Pueblo Chieftain reports.
Both bills met their demise when the House and the Senate refused to accept the other chamber’s amendments.
“I’m tickled,” said term-limited Sen. Ken Kester, R-Las Animas, who spent his last day in the Legislature on Wednesday after 12 years of service. “I’m ecstatic today. We fought hard and accomplished what we wanted to do for Southern Colorado. It was an important day for our part of the state.”