What really happens behind closed doors at the Colorado legislature?

Colorado Public Radio: Late on the final day of the 2023 legislative session, dozens of Democratic lawmakers suddenly left the House chamber to hold an impromptu caucus meeting. 

The last-minute decision to gather came as chaos swirled in the building — with Republicans walking out in protest and the Democratic governor’s top legislative priority failing in the Senate.

As Democrats quietly gathered in a committee hearing room, staff and members of the media followed. What began as a chance to update lawmakers on the final actions of the session, turned into a tense, nearly hour-long discussion that brought long-simmering conflicts among lawmakers into view.

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